A television writer and comedienne has purchased the note Michael Vick purportedly used to apologize for his conviction on dogfighting charges last month.
The Humane Society of the United States has $10,200 to use toward its anti-dogfighting campaign after the eBay auction of Michael Vick’s cheat sheet ended late last week.
The auction for the ‘apology note’ generated 70 bids, with Carol Leifer, co-executive producer of the CBS show Rules of Engagement, winning.
Vick’s representatives have denied the note was actually written by Vick, but the Atlanta Falcons’ troubled quarterback did carry a note with him to the podium that day. Containing a few grammatical errors, it was retrieved by an HSUS videographer after Vick had made his comments and left the podium at the Omni Hotel in Atlanta.
"We are already proud members of the Humane Society of the United States," Leifer said in a statement. "And when we saw that all the proceeds of this note were going to you guys, we jumped on it.
"This note is for our 18-month-old son, Bruno," she said. "For him to keep over the years and to show him that the mark of a man is not what you achieve as a sports star, but the kindness and compassion that lives in your heart."