Come on Mike
Michael Vick is living in a fantasy land where he thinks that upon his return to the NFL, he is going to make ten million dollars. Really Mike? There is no chance in hell that Vick makes this kind of money per year, let alone in his entire career after his dogfighting incident. The reality is Vick will be exteremly lucky just to have a team take a chance on him after spending a year in federal prison. Granted Vick has recanted and said that he made a huge mistake, and we all hope that he has changed for the better. However, his football talent remains in question.
Did he stay in shape in jail? Will he be able to return to his peak form? Will he be a distraction? All of these are important questions in evaluating Vick. Then there is this reality, Vick was an extremely athletic and talented player in the National Football League, however, he was never viewed as an elite quarterback as he tends to make plays with his feet before he does with his arm. So good luck Mike Vick, let's hope there really was a change, even though its not a ten million dollar one.
The ex-Atlanta Falcons quarterback, who is serving a 23-month prison sentence for bankrolling a dogfighting operation, said he knows he committed a "heinous" act that was very irresponsible.
"I can't live like the old Mike Vick," he told a courtroom filled with his family, friends and fiancee. "I was very immature. I did a lot of things I wasn't supposed to do being a role model."
In prison, he's filled his days by reading, writing, playing basketball and working a 12-cent-an-hour job as a janitor, he said. The experience has given him a chance to develop he called "an exit strategy."