Lurie, a self-described dog lover, did some serious “soul searching'' regarding Vick especially since the fallen QB was convicted of heinous acts towards animals, he said.
The owner said he met with Vick for hours and is convinced he can become a force in stopping animal cruelty.
“I needed to see a lot of self hatred in order to approve this,'' Lurie said.
But if Vick is not proactive in working with the community and the humane society, then his signing will be a “terrible decision,'' said Lurie.
“There's no third chances and we know that. If it isn't fulfilled the way we expect it to be, then it will be the end,'' Lurie said.
For his part Vick said he was remorseful for his role in dogfighting.
“To this day I have to live with that shame and that embarrassment,” he said.