As some of you are surely aware, Michael Vick, the former Atlanta Falcons quarterback, has made a plea deal related to charges stemming from a dogfighting investigation.
Yesterday, Vick checked himself into jail to start serving his sentence, even though he will not be officially sentenced until December 6.
I have a hunch as to why:
Michael Vick’s mom: Michael, you better be here for Thanksgiving.
Michael Vick: I’ll be there, Mom.
Michael Vick’s mom: …and you better bring a dessert.
Michael Vick: Mom, I’m not bringing a dessert.
Michael Vick’s mom: You better bring one. You never bring anyth…
Michael Vick: OK Mom, that’s it. I’m not coming.
Michael Vick’s mom: You’re not coming? You better be here or I’ll…
Michael Vick: I’m going to jail.
Michael Vick’s mom: Yeah, I know you’re going to jail. That’s why you need to spend Thanksgiving with us.
Michael Vick: I don’t think you understand. I’m going to jail now. I’d rather have Thanksgiving dinner in jail than spend another holiday with this dysfunctional family.
…or something like that.