Jamie Foxx Speaks Out on Vick

by CDW Contributor Kelly on August 25th, 2007

in -News, Info & Stories, Jamie Foxx, Michael Vick

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Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson recently sat down with Jamie Foxx for a candid talk about Jamie’s new gig – and even a hot button topic from the world of sports – Michael Vick’s dog fighting charges.

Jamie is busy doing his thing on The Foxxhole, his weekly show on Sirius Satellite Radio show. And while an incredible LG Beach House in Malibu provides a spectacular summer backdrop, no subject is off-limits with Jamie, as Shaun found out during her stay as a special guest.

“Is he really going to jail?” Jamie asked Shaun about Michael Vick.

“Yes, he’s going to plea bargain,” Shaun said.

Although Vick has been almost universally condemned since agreeing to plead guilty to dog fighting conspiracy, according to Foxx, people should not be so quick to judge the NFL star.

“It’s a cultural thing, I think,” Jamie said. “Most brothers didn’t know that, you know. I used to see dogs fighting in the neighborhood all the time. I didn’t know that was Fed time. So, mike probably just didn’t read his handbook on what not to do as a black star.”

While he has a way of lightening even the most sensitive of subjects, Jamie is sincere in his belief that the quarterback is not being given a fair shake.

“I know that cruelty to animals is bad, but sometimes people shoot people and kill people and don’t get time,” Jamie continued. “I think in this situation, he really didn’t know the extent of it, so I always give him the benefit of the doubt.”

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Melinda August 25, 2007 at 9:19 am

I can not believe that someone as seemingly intelligent and worldly as Jamie Foxx would play the race card and say this is socially acceptable in black culture. Growing up with abusive parents is not an excuse to abuse and growing up a witness to animal cruelty does not excuse animal cruelty. Black or white or any other race, you should not need a handbook to know how to treat other humans or animals.

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