Suspended NFL star Michael Vick has been released from jail in Kansas and made his first stop a Pet Store - where he purchased a poodle, which he will name Arthur.
"I am reformed man, dogs ain't for fighting they are for loving" said the former Atlanta Falcon's quarterback.
Vick, who was arrested, charged and convicted of dog fighting says he will never fight a dog again.
"For a start their boxing gloves just fall of - plus they are easy to beat - no, I shall no long fight dogs but love them instead."
Police say they are now investigating the disgraced star for bestiality.