Vick's cousin apologizes for dogfighting investigation

NEWPORT NEWS -- Davon Boddie, a cousin of NFL quarterback and Newport News native Michael Vick, says he's sorry.

He wants to apologize to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and to Atlanta Falcons fans for his involvement in launching a dogfighting investigation at Vick's Surry County property.

"I want him (Goodell) to know that everything going on is really my fault," said 26-year-old Boddie, who spoke to the Daily Press on Thursday afternoon. "I want to apologize to Atlanta Falcons fans for what's going on. It's a lot of drama."

Boddie, who now lives in Newport News, denied involvement in dogfighting.

"There is no dogfighting," he said. "There's nothing of that nature."

Boddie said the attention is casting a negative light on Vick.

"They're just making Michael look like something he's not," Boddie said. "Michael is the type of dude who would do his sit-ups and crunches every night, read his Bible and go to bed."

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