Michael Vick talked about "God's plan" Tuesday while giving a speech to area kids in support of the Humane Society's quest to end dogfighting.
"Use me as an example of what not to do," Vick said to kids and their parents at Covenant Baptist Church in southwest Washington.
Vick was convicted and spent almost two years behind bars for his part in running a dogfighting ring.
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It was Vick's idea to get involved with the Humane Society. He approached the organization and asked what he could do to help.
Vick said he was exposed to dogfighting as a child and continued involvement in it as an adult.
"My plan failed, God's plan worked, and that's the reason I stand here", Vick said.