Michael Vick Scraps Appearance on Oprah

Just two days after announcing plans to appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show, controversial NFL star Michael Vick abruptly pulled out of the interview Wednesday.

Don Halcombe, a spokesman for Winfrey’s Harpo Productions, confirmed the cancellation, saying: “Michael Vick was scheduled to be a guest on The Oprah Winfrey show for an episode airing next Thursday, February 24. Mr. Vick’s representative called last night to cancel his appearance for personal reasons.”

And that’s about as in-depth as the explanation goes. “After careful consideration, I will need to postpone the taping of the Oprah Winfrey interview scheduled for February 22,” Vick said in his own statement, obtained by PhillySportsDaily.com. “I admire and respect Oprah and hope to be able to participate in an interview in the future.”

A spokesman for the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback echoed the sentiment, but noted that his client “does not have a reschedule date at this time” to sit down with the Queen of Daytime.

The sitdown with Winfrey would have have been Vick’s first high-profile forum to discuss his dog-fighting past, which resulted in a 21-month prison term.

And so, that $300 Vick-centric bet between Piers Morgan and Oprah Winfrey lives on…

What do you think about Michael Vick’s sudden change of heart?