Somehow Michael Vick's lawyers allowed him to speak without written notes. Usually, the "I'm sorry" is very cold and obviously prepared.
Monday, Michael Vick spoke from his heart. He is clearly embarrassed/apologetic for what he has done. You can tell that letting down the youth of America actually meant something to him. His view has a role model has been altered forever, and he realizes that.
This doesn't take away from what he was behind in the first place, however, we all make mistakes. He will do his time (at home or in prison) and that will be that.
Most importantly, it appears he understands what he's done and already has his mind set on making things good again. With his family, his former teammates and every kid who wears a No. 7 Falcons jersey.
That's a step many convicted felons never take.
Here's to hoping Vick is serious about making good on his mistakes.