So happy for this guy and he has fought adversity and his own stupid mistakes to rise again. Don’t f*ck this up Mike!
The National Football Post’s Andrew Brandt is reporting that Vick and the Eagles have agreed to a six-year, $100 million contract, and ESPN’s Adam Schefter writes that the deal includes about $40 million of guaranteed money.
His deal, if you look at it from an average salary per year aspect, is less than Manning (five years, $90 million, $54.5 million guaranteed), but it’s comparable to Brady (five years, $78.5 million, $48.5 million guaranteed).* At the very least, it’s in that same stratosphere.
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Typical lame backtrack that is all too-common today. Tucker Carlson is an a-hole always has, and always be.
via Huff Post
“This is what happens when you get too emotional,” Carlson said. “I’m a dog lover, I love them and…I know a lot about what Michael Vick did…I overspoke. I’m uncomfortable with the death penalty in any circumstance. Of course I don’t think he should be executed, but I do think that what he did is truly appalling.”
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This is definitely something that I did not think would happen ever again. Kudos to Nike for allowing this man a chance to get his life and career back after such a spectacular fall. Above we have the Nike Gridiron- Michael Vick Experience which was a popular commercial when Vick was the corporate darling of the NFL.
NEW YORK — Michael Vick is back with Nike two years after the company severed ties over the quarterback’s involvement in a dogfighting ring.
“Mike has a long-standing, great relationship with Nike, and he looks forward to continuing that relationship,” his agent, Joel Segal, said Wednesday.
Segal would not reveal terms of the agreement. Nike declined a request for comment.
The deal was announced during a panel discussion at the Sports Sponsorship Symposium by Michael Principe, the managing director of BEST, the agency that represents Vick.
The announcer hit it right on the head when he says ‘the fans have spoken”. From Preseason Week 3
This guy should not talk at all. He makes himself look dumber by the second. Football career is probably over.
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Obviously blow back from the Vick case. No excuses for this guy but he should be given a chance to redeem himself without being made to do jail time. On the other hand he should have made better decisions about his safety and known that carrying an illegal gun would be inviting negativity in all directions.
NEW YORK (AP) – Manhattan’s district attorney says he wants former Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress to serve time in prison, the New York Post reported.
Robert Morgenthau told the newspaper that Burress, who shot himself with an unlicensed gun in November, was willing to agree to spend a year in jail, but prosecutors insisted on two, the Post reported.
“We’ve always taken the position that he’s going to have to go to jail, whether by trial or by plea,” Morgenthau told the Post for a story in Monday’s edition.
Burress shot himself in the thigh at a nightclub early on the morning of Nov. 29. He was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and faces up to 3 1/2 years in prison. Burress has pleaded not guilty and is free on $100,000 bail. The Giants released Burress in April.
His attorney, Benjamin Brafman, told the Post he was “bitterly disappointed.”
“Now that they have drawn a line in the sand, this is going to be a battle,” Brafman said.
Burress, who caught the go-ahead touchdown in the final minute for New York in the 2008 Super Bowl, also could face disciplinary action by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell under the league’s personal conduct policy.
Terell is never one to bite his tongue. He is correct and how much more punishment does Vick need?
(I also like his reality show and wish him the best in Buffalo, and this should be an electric football season.)
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Okay people he served his time now let him resume a normal life and get back on the playing field.
I guess Mike Vick was not lesson enough for these guys.
This Wednesday, approximately 450 dogs were seized during raids in seven states. Animal welfare groups call this the largest simultaneous raid of dogfighting operations in U.S. history.
Each rescued dog will be evaluated in hopes of placing as many as possible in adoptive homes.
Animal welfare advocates worked with federal authorities for 18 months on this seizure. So far, 26 people have been accused of cruelties ranging from denying animals medical treatment to shooting poorly-performing dogs in the head and disposing of their bodies into a river or burning them in a barrel.
The Michael Vick era in Atlanta is officially over. Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said the team relinquished its contractual rights to Vick on Friday. “Michael remains suspended by the NFL,” Dimitroff said. “However, in the event NFL commissioner Roger Goodell decides to reinstate Michael, we feel his best opportunity to re-engage his football career would be at another club.”
The move was no surprise. Owner Arthur Blank has said Vick would not return to the Falcons.
Goodell has not committed to reinstating Vick after the quarterback completes his 23-month sentence on July 20 for running a dogfighting ring. Vick has been on home confinement in Virginia since leaving federal prison in Kansas on May 20.
Even while making it clear Vick had no football future with the Falcons, Blank has said he would be available to assist Vick.
NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Michael Vick is in talks to become the new spokesman for PETA.
Yes, you read that correctly. The disgraced one-time NFL superstar serving prison time for funding an illegal dog-fighting ring is primed to do public-service ads for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals upon his release later this month. According to three people with knowledge of the matter, the proposed endorsement is part of a comprehensive PR scheme aimed at rehabilitating the quarterback’s image and gaining him readmission to the league that banned him from playing.
“I’m familiar with [the plan],” said Dan Shannon, director of youth outreach and campaigns for PETA. “We have been in discussions with Michael Vick, with his management team, about the possibility of him putting out a public-service announcement with PETA when he’s out of jail. We want him to discourage people from taking part in dog-fighting. I can do it until I’m blue in the face and it might not convince anybody. Michael Vick sure can. He can say, ‘Look, I did it, I was wrong, and it ruined my career.'” Continue reading
NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia (AFP) — Disgraced American football star Michael Vick has a job as a construction worker awaiting him when he leaves prison, his lawyer told a bankruptcy court on Thursday.
The former Atlanta Falcons quarterback, who is serving a 23-month federal prison sentence for financing a dogfighting ring, appeared in court to outline his plans to emerge from his financial woes, a plan that includes an eventual return to the National Football League.
Lawer Michael Blumenthal told US Bankruptcy Judge Frank J. Santoro that Vick, once the highest-paid player in the NFL, is “going to change the way he lives his life.”
Vick is scheduled to be released from custody in July. He could be sent to home confinement as early as May.
Once he is released, Blumenthal said, Vick plans to work 40 hours a week for a construction company. Continue reading
RICHMOND, Va. -Suspended NFL star Michael Vick has left a federal lockup in Kansas, apparently bound for Virginia to appear at a bankruptcy hearing next week.
The U.S. Bureau of Prisons Web site showed Wednesday that Vick was no longer at the federal penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kan. It listed his status as “in transit.” It was not clear when he left, or where he was. But two weeks ago, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Frank Santoro demanded that Vick to testify at an April 2 hearing in Newport News about whether his Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan should be confirmed.
Another judge issued a court order directing federal marshals to bring the former Atlanta Falcons quarterback to Virginia for the hearing. Bureau of Prisons spokeswoman Victoria Joseph said bureau policy prohibits disclosure of the prisoner’s destination until after he arrives.
Vick’s attorneys did not immediately return phone messages left by The Associated Press. Vick is serving 23 months for bankrolling a dogfighting conspiracy. He is eligible to move into home confinement no earlier than May 21 and is scheduled to be released from custody on July 20. Continue reading
NEW YORK (AP) – As the quest for the First Dog continues, Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx thinks he’s come up with the perfect solution for the President-elect and his family.”A pitbull,” the entertainer says.
Jokes Foxx: “(I’m) trying to pick out Barack Obama‘s Christmas puppy right now, so we’re working hard on that. I think I’m going to get him a pitbull, we just got to keep it street.”
Foxx made the comments after performing at the annual Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting in New York last week.
He says: “I’m just celebrating Barack Obama (and) celebrating the new president,” he said.
I still don’t believe any team will take a chance on Vick just because of the protesting and backlash that will come anytime he hits the field. I guess we will see in a couple of short months. And was Vick on the list of possible pardons Bush had on his desk?
Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick arrives at the Sussex County Courthouse in Sussex, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008. Vick is expected to plead guilty to local dogfighting charges. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
SUSSEX, Va. (AP) – Former NFL star quarterback Michael Vick has pleaded guilty to a state dogfighting charge in Virginia in a bid to make him eligible for early release from jail.
The 28-year-old Vick pleaded guilty to one charge and not guilty to a second count involving torturing or killing animals. The second count was dropped.
Vick was given a three-year suspended sentence. The plea could potentially speed his return to the NFL.
Federal law prohibits prisoners from being released to a halfway house if there are unresolved charges pending.
Vick was expressionless throughout the brief hearing. He told the judge he apologized to his family and to children who looked up to him as a role model.
Just what Vick needs:
Miami Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter commented on the possible reinstatement of former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick and, as usual, Porter shot right from the lip, according to a report on EPSN.com. Vick was convicted for his role in a dogfighting ring and is serving time in a Kansas federal prison. He’s scheduled to be released next summer.
“He’s already been punished enough,” said Porter (referring to Vick’s possible reinstatement after serving his sentence), who owns a pair of pit bulls and a Maltese. “They gave him his penalty. He paid his penalty. What else should they do to him now?
“All it was was dogs. They act like they don’t even like pit bulls anyway. That’s the funny thing about it if you want to get back on that topic. I got pit bulls, I got to put them under a different breed just to travel. So you can’t even fly pit bulls nowhere.
“It’s a breed they don’t care about. It’s not like he was fighting cocker spaniels or something that they like. They don’t really care too much about pit bulls.”
Profootballtalk.com reported that Porter let his pitbull loose and it killed a miniature horse.
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Michael Vick lives in a prison in Kansas, making 12 cents an hour while plotting his return to the NFL. His houses and farms will soon be gone, the two yachts are history, and he’s down to his last couple of Range Rovers.
A race horse he bought for $60,000 died of colic, the Atlanta Falcons are still trying to hit him up for millions they paid him, and the IRS and the state of Georgia want nearly $1 million in back taxes.
In 2006 he made nearly $15 million. Recently he reported total income of $12.89 for an entire month.
That’s $12.89 as in 12 dollars and 89 cents. This from someone who, before things went terribly bad, categorized a $1,000 check to his mother as “chump change.”
The numbers are cold, but they have to warm the heart of any animal lover sickened by what once went on at Vick’s Bad Newz Kennels. To many, seeing Vick stripped of the material things he and his fellow millionaire athletes like to enjoy is almost as good as watching him go to prison in the first place.
Best of all, the dogs who survived the terror of Vick’s dogfighting ring are having the last laugh. Continue reading
This is all Mike Vick needs right now. First you lose a 100 million dollars and now McDonalds forgets you are in jail.
A TMZ employee went into a McD’s in Hollywood yesterday and ordered a Happy Meal (don’t ask). The box she received (pictured above) advertises six different electronic sports games, each of them named after a famous athlete. But Michael Vick is the only one of those athletes who is currently in federal prison.
The advertising was part of a cross-promotion with ESPN from 2004 — back when Vick was just an overrated football player, instead of a dog murderer. Considering the Happy Meal is specifically targeted to young kids, you’d think Mickey D’s would be more diligent about removing the name of a convicted dogfighter off the packaging.
We’ve contacted McDonald’s for comment and they say they’re getting back to us. This should be good.
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The bad news (and bills) just keeps piling up for the NFL‘s former $100 million man.
According to documents filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Tuesday, imprisoned ex-professional quarterback Michael Vick lists average monthly expenses of $12,225 and a monthly income of just $277.69. Vick, who is currently serving a 23-month federal prison sentence for felony charges related to dogfighting, filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy last month.
In his filing, Vick lists total assets of just over $10 million, which includes four houses, several life insurance policies, two boats, and a 2006 Bentley. The embattled sports star also lists nearly $19 million in liabilities, which includes claims against him by creditors. Continue reading
Source: Perez Hilton
Just seven months after Michael Vick was sentenced to federal prison, the fallen Falcons quarterback found himself in a \
This joint another sad reminder that the career of Michael Vick is essentially over. When he is released from jail he will basically be more of a hinderance than anything. From what I understand their will be animal right groups who will protest every move he makes. Money problems are piling up and PH has got the scoop:
Jailed dog abuser Michael Vick has filed for bankruptcy protection, according to new reports.
Chapter 11 documents filed in federal court in Virginia on Monday say Vick is between $10-50 million in debt.
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CINCINNATI (AP) — A man who authorities say sometimes refereed fights involving former NFL star Michael Vick’s dogfighting operation has been sentenced to 13 1/2 years in prison.
Authorities say Terry Kendrick bred fighting dogs in the basement of his Cincinnati home and had connections to dogfighting from New York to Florida to Texas.
Judge Robert Ruehlman said photographs and videos showed mauled dogs and blood-stained rings.
Ruehlman sentenced Kendrick to six years for dogfighting and seven-and-a-half more years for marijuana trafficking. Kendrick apologized in court Monday.
Vick is a former Atlanta Falcons quarterback serving a 23-month prison sentence after pleading guilty to federal charges. He still faces state dogfighting charges in Virginia.
Mike Vick is headed for the doghouse, I mean courthouse on state charges stemming from his dog fighting debacle at the end of June. His trail date was originally set for April 2 but citing that Vick plus two co-defendants are serving federal time dispersed throughout the US in federal lockup the state needed additional time to put the feds on notice so they can deliver the prisoner. The State of Virginia will have to pay to transport Vick from Leavenworth Kansas where he is serving out his 23-month sentence for dogfighting conspiracy.
Vick is scheduled to be released next year, on July 20. One of his co-defendants, Tony Taylor was released last Thursday after serving two months for cooperating with the feds. CLICK HERE for more Mike Vick news.