Free Mike Vick! Misguided Teammates Honor Jailed QB

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Michael Vick was sentenced to nearly two years in prison yesterday, but two of his former Atlanta Falcons teammates let him know he is not forgotten.

Before Monday night's 34-14 loss to New Orleans, DeAngelo Hall took the field holding a poster of Vick and played with "MV7" written under both eyes.

Michael Vick, Eagles

Late in the first quarter, wide receiver Roddy White pulled up his jersey after hauling in a 33-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Chris Redman, revealing a black shirt with the words "Free Mike Vick" in white letters.

"That was homemade. I did that myself," White said.

"It ain't too much to say, you know. The team misses him and we really need him this season. There ain't too much more to say about it."

Federal laws be damned! The Falcons are 3-11 this year! Get Michael Vick back on the field so Atlanta can win more football games, Roddy White urged Monday.

White, Hall and the rest of the Falcons players said they wanted to show they were thinking of Michael Vick as more than a football player.

"We did that for the simple fact we wanted to let [Mike] know we're still thinking about him," Hall said. "That was my personal thing for doing it."

Vick was sentenced to 23 months in federal prison Monday following a guilty plea to myriad dogfighting changes. He will miss at least two full seasons while serving his jail time and is unlikely to play again for the Falcons.

Hall said he wanted to send "a tribute to Mike" but wanted to avoid any thought that the Michael Vick sentencing affected the team's play.

"We're still blaming him for losses we're getting as a team and he's not even here to play," Hall said. "It's a catch-22 he can't win."

Indeed, DeAngelo. Indeed. That $130 million contract Michael Vick received a few years ago makes it impossible for him to ever win. So true, so sad.


>WHat was he thinking? My uncle always said "Money doesnt make you smarter". Perfect example..
Mike Vick had 60 something live dogs with scares and beat up. They found a bunch of dogs killed and dumped in shallow graves all over his yard. STUPID!!!!
> I think people can do what ever they want in this country, But not when it hurts other people and animals.
>For God sakes Buy some video games and get your rocks off.


I think they need to free him, he has paid his debt. Look at how many athletics beat and harm their wives and girlfriends!! They still walkin around scott free!! We as people ARE NOT PERFECT, only GOD can judge us!!! Free MICHAEL VICK!!!


you know what i support vick in whatever the situation, so be mad


Maybe they should start locking up all the idots who drive around with their pets in the car unbuckled. They say their pets are their babies but yet don't care when their in the car hanging out a winndow.


At this point I would almost let Vick out and lock his supporters up!!!I have read the most stupid comments ever in my life since this happened to this thug.


I hate to hear so many perfect people out there say negative things about Vick. Yes he made a serious mistake but havn't we all at one time are another. Humen beings are so jugdemental but need to look in thier own backyard. Thier are people out there who hurt people who get less time then vick did. so sad. Thug I don't think so!!


They will free him. In about 23 months!! AFTER he's served his time for his crime. That's what thug's have to do when caught!!!


Michael Vick Biography

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Michael Vick is the troubled, former quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL, and a former All-American at Virginia Tech. The man... More »
Newport News, Virginia
Full Name
Michael Dwayne Vick