May 20, 2009
Michael Vick now a free man... sort of
The latest news on the latest former federal prisoner can be found here at the top of the CNN's news feed:
Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick left a federal prison in Leavenworth, Kansas, early Wednesday, according to his publicist and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He will serve the last two months of his 23-month sentence in home confinement in Virginia, his publicist Judy Smith said. He is a native of Newport News, Virginia....
He will return to professional football as soon as September if reinstated by the NFL, according to the sports agent who negotiated Vick's 10-year, $140 million contract with the Falcons. Meanwhile, Vick's attorneys have said he will work at a Newport News construction firm following his release, and he has also agreed to participate in a documentary for $600,000....
Vick plans to work with the Humane Society of the United States on anti-dogfighting campaigns, Humane Society President Wayne Pacelle told CNN on Tuesday. Vick will work on programs aimed at preventing youths from getting involved in dogfighting, and also on programs to assist young people who have already been involved in the blood sport.
Pacelle said the Humane Society was approached by Vick's representatives. He said he has traveled to Kansas twice to meet with the former quarterback, and during the second visit, the two discussed how Vick could use his sway over youths to discourage them from involvement in dogfighting, as well as help those who were apprehended in connection with it.
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May 20, 2009 at 10:47 AM | Permalink
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Looks like most people believe he should be allowed to play :http://www.newsy.com/videos/vick_s_release_sparks_debate
I agree, he went to prison to pay for his crime and now that he is out he is going to work to prevent others from committing the same crime. The man has paid his debt.
Posted by: Rosa | May 21, 2009 10:56:21 AM
Let Michael Vick Play! He said sorry.
Posted by: My NFL Forums | Jul 28, 2009 5:29:14 PM