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Michael Vick has put off his upcoming appearance on Oprah Winfrey's show.

"After careful consideration, I will need to postpone the taping of the Oprah Winfrey interview. I admire and respect Oprah and hope to be able to participate in an interview in the future," the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback said in a statement.

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Vick was set to talk about his 18 months in prison for a dogfighting ring and his return to National Football League in 2009.

The interview was scheduled to air Thursday, Feb. 24.