After a tumultuous climb back into the good graces of both the public and his peers, NFL player Michael Vick can share some valuable advice with Chris Brown. The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback's dog fighting incident not only landed him in prison but pretty much turned the public against him, which is why Vick feels that he can relate to the R&B singer, who's experienced his share of mistakes.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Vick, a fellow Virginia native, told the paper that the disgraced singer needs to keep his focus on spirituality. "Just put your faith in God," he said. "Don't worry about what people say about you. Words will never hurt you. The things that people can say out of their mouth can cut you deep. And sometimes a tongue can be sharper than a knife."

Brown of course assaulted ex-girlfriend Rihanna back in 2009, and has tried to put the incident behind him while simultaneously re-shaping his public persona. The singer dropped his fourth album 'F.A.M.E.' last month, but has still had a few public outbursts behind the now infamous incident.

Most recently, the 21-year-old flipped out following an interview with Robin Roberts on ABC's 'Good Morning America,' in which the journalist prodded him with questions about Rihanna. Once off camera, Brown trashed his dressing room and broke a window before leaving the studio shirtless. He has since apologized, noting that he was letting out "aggression," but according to Vick, getting angry over others' opinions is a big mistake. "You should never allow that to push you over the edge," Vick explained. "You should have more self-control. You control your own destiny. You're still admired by so many people."

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