Video: “Today Show” Airs Footage of Wrong Black Guy, Mistakes Jerrod Johnson for Michael Vick

Kyle Scott - July 17, 2012

Michael Vick was on the Today Show this morning to promote his upcoming book about redemption or something. Wearing one of his new V7 t-shirts, Vick talked about his continuing efforts to speak out against dog fighting, the moment he hit rock bottom (his kid, seeing on TV that Vick could go to jail), and his new outlook on life. It was all very heartwarming. You know, except for when NBC ran B-roll of Vince Young Jerrod Johnson a right-handed (former) Eagles quarterback who just happens to be black.

UPDATE: Well, this story just got Inception’d. Like several sites, we originally wrote that NBC mistook Vick for Vince Young. Wrong. As correctly pointed out by Deadspin, it was actually Jerrod Johnson, who spent some time with the Eagles last summer. He wore number eight. Young wore number nine. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to monitor a conversation between my pot and kettle.

H/T to Guyism for quick video turn around


  • Rodney July 17, 2012 at 9:34 am


  • Sean Mac July 17, 2012 at 10:15 am

    It’s not Vince Young either. I’m pretty sure that is Jerrod Johnson, who was a camp invite in 2011. He wore #8 in camp last year.

  • Scott Kyle July 17, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Today Show calls black guy Mike Vick.
    Kyle Scott: lol you racist, thats Vince Young. I know this because Vince Young is black and that guy is black.

  • James R July 17, 2012 at 11:04 am


  • Don't B Hatin! July 17, 2012 at 11:07 am

    still amazes me that black kids have to be told that making dogs rip each other apart is WRONG !!!
    if only someone told Mike Vick that when he was growing up, he would never have gotten into trouble

  • Derek July 17, 2012 at 11:11 am

    So you got the wrong black guy too?

  • Brady July 17, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Hey Don’t B Hatin!,
    I think you may want to upgrade your internet service. I think your post just got uploaded 2 years after you sent it.

  • Vinny Curry July 17, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Anyone seen Edward Murphy lately??

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