My concern is helping Michael get back to his family and surround him with people like Julius Erving, Tony Dungy and Bishop T.D. Jakes. We need people around him who can help him and his family get back on the right trackMichael Vick hires defense attorney Mar 24, 2009
I love working with kids and putting smiles on their faces and being able to help them in whatever capacity that I canVick pays surprise visit to school team Aug 04, 2009
If you take away the profits, you can eliminate dogfighting. During my time in prison I told myself that I wanted to be part of the solution, not the problemMichael Vick backs dogfighting crackdown Jul 19, 2011
I'm going to still be involved in the community, because I still -- regardless of football -- have a voice that can have an impact on kids because I've been a living example of what not to doVick vows to be good example for kids Aug 16, 2009
I'm going to let my actions speak louder than my wordsVick vows to be good example for kids Aug 16, 2009
Michael Dwayne Vick (born June 26, 1980) is an American football quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played for the Atlanta Falcons for six seasons before serving time in prison for his involvement in an illegal dog fighting ring.
Vick played college football at Virginia Tech, where as a freshman he placed third in the Heisman Trophy balloting. He left after his sophomore year to enter the NFL and was drafted first overall by the Atlanta Falcons in the 2001 NFL Draft. He became the first African-American quarterback to be selected first overall in an NFL Draft. In six seasons with the Falcons, he gained wide popularity for his performance on the field, and led the Falcons to the playoffs twice. Vick ranks second among quarterbacks in career rushing yards.
In April 2007, Vick was implicated in an illegal interstate dog fighting ring that had operated over five years. In August 2007, he pleaded guilty to federal felony charges and served 21 months in prison, followed by two months in home confinement. With the loss of his NFL salary and product endorsement deals, combined with previous financial mismanagement, Vick filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in July 2008. Falcons owner Arthur Blank did not want Vick on the Falcons, and after attempts to trade him failed, Vick was released. He signed with the Philadelphia Eagles and was reinstated in Week 3 of the 2009 season.