Vick reality show producer: ‘Mike is a good guy’

The Michael Vick saga keeps taking odd turns. On Friday, a co-defendant in the 2007 animal cruelty case that led to prison time for Vick was shot outside a Virginia nightclub that had been hosting a 30th birthday celebration for the Eagles quarterback.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick may be asked to answer questions about a shooting that occurred outside his 30th birthday celebration.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick may be asked to answer questions about a shooting that occurred outside his 30th birthday celebration.

Ahmadu Garba, the producer of Vick’s reality show on BET, joined WGFX in Nashville with Brent Dougherty, Clay Travis and Blaine Bishop to talk about the shooting, and Vick’s future. To listen to the interview, go to Sports Radio Interviews. Responses have been edited for clarity and brevity.

What did Garba hear when he first got word of the shooting?

Garba: I got a call last night from this guy whose name is John, he’s Vick’s wife’s assistant, Kiafa. It was probably about 4:00 am Nashville time. He told me that, "Something just went down. We’re at this party and shots rang out."

As far as I know from what it sounded like, Mike was there and they left shortly after that…

I have a couple of years of law school experience, so he was asking me,"What’s going on? Is everything going to be okay?"

Does Vick know who was involved in the shooting?

Garba: Yes, they knew who was involved, yeah. Mike is the king of Hampton, Virginia. Everybody knows him. He knows everybody. When he had his welcome back home party, I was at the party. There was a bunch of guys where Mike had to say, "No you can’t let those guys in," because he knew what was going on. Mike knows the guy who got shot. I don’t know who did the shooting. They don’t know. As far as I know, Mike didn’t have anything to do with it. Everybody wants something from Mike.

How does this relate to Vick’s probation?

Garba: I know Mike pretty well. I’m the one that drove him out of prison with my film crew. We drove across the country with him, and probably spent about three months with him when he was on house arrest. As far as his probation goes, [for] the first six months he couldn’t be around certain people. Mike had a couple of parties, some house warming parties a few days after he got out. Some people tried to come to his house, and people had to block them off and tell them they couldn’t come. As far as being on his parole, being around those people doesn’t matter now, but he was around weapons and there was violence, so that could be an issue…

Mike couldn’t be around his co-defendants within a six month window of when he got out of prison.

What was it like driving Vick out of prison?

Garba: There was a lot of media out in Kansas where we got him, so we snuck him out. They released him a few hours before they were supposed to. We snuck him out with his wife and drove him with my film crew. It took us two or three days to get him to Virginia because he had to get there and put on his anklet.

What can Garba say about Michael Vick, the person?

Garba: Mike is a good guy… I thought he genuinely wanted to be better… I know 100% that Mike is definitely trying to hang out with the right people, and he is definitely trying to work on his marriage with his wife. Every time he goes out and does something social, his wife is there.

Will there be a second season of the BET show?

Garba: I guess, now, with all of this, if Vick doesn’t go to prison, there will definitely be a season two.

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The Michael Vick saga keeps taking odd turns. On Friday, a co-defendant in the 2007 animal cruelty case that led to prison time for Vick was shot outside a Virginia nightclub that had been hosting a 30th birthday celebration for the Eagles quarterback.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick may be asked to answer questions about a shooting that occurred outside his 30th birthday celebration.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick may be asked to answer questions about a shooting that occurred outside his 30th birthday celebration.

Ahmadu Garba, the producer of Vick’s reality show on BET, joined WGFX in Nashville with Brent Dougherty, Clay Travis and Blaine Bishop to talk about the shooting, and Vick’s future. To listen to the interview, go to Sports Radio Interviews. Responses have been edited for clarity and brevity.

What did Garba hear when he first got word of the shooting?

Garba: I got a call last night from this guy whose name is John, he’s Vick’s wife’s assistant, Kiafa. It was probably about 4:00 am Nashville time. He told me that, "Something just went down. We’re at this party and shots rang out."

As far as I know from what it sounded like, Mike was there and they left shortly after that…

I have a couple of years of law school experience, so he was asking me,"What’s going on? Is everything going to be okay?"

Does Vick know who was involved in the shooting?

Garba: Yes, they knew who was involved, yeah. Mike is the king of Hampton, Virginia. Everybody knows him. He knows everybody. When he had his welcome back home party, I was at the party. There was a bunch of guys where Mike had to say, "No you can’t let those guys in," because he knew what was going on. Mike knows the guy who got shot. I don’t know who did the shooting. They don’t know. As far as I know, Mike didn’t have anything to do with it. Everybody wants something from Mike.

How does this relate to Vick’s probation?

Garba: I know Mike pretty well. I’m the one that drove him out of prison with my film crew. We drove across the country with him, and probably spent about three months with him when he was on house arrest. As far as his probation goes, [for] the first six months he couldn’t be around certain people. Mike had a couple of parties, some house warming parties a few days after he got out. Some people tried to come to his house, and people had to block them off and tell them they couldn’t come. As far as being on his parole, being around those people doesn’t matter now, but he was around weapons and there was violence, so that could be an issue…

Mike couldn’t be around his co-defendants within a six month window of when he got out of prison.

What was it like driving Vick out of prison?

Garba: There was a lot of media out in Kansas where we got him, so we snuck him out. They released him a few hours before they were supposed to. We snuck him out with his wife and drove him with my film crew. It took us two or three days to get him to Virginia because he had to get there and put on his anklet.

What can Garba say about Michael Vick, the person?

Garba: Mike is a good guy… I thought he genuinely wanted to be better… I know 100% that Mike is definitely trying to hang out with the right people, and he is definitely trying to work on his marriage with his wife. Every time he goes out and does something social, his wife is there.

Will there be a second season of the BET show?

Garba: I guess, now, with all of this, if Vick doesn’t go to prison, there will definitely be a season two.

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