Michael Vick to Work Construction, Hopes to Return to NFL

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A lawyer for NFL star Michael Vick told a bankruptcy court that the former  quarterback has lined up a construction job for when he gets out of prison.

Vick, 28, appeared in court for the first time in his bankruptcy case to explain to a judge how he plans to emerge from his severe financial problems.

Before the hearing began, he turned to wave at family members sitting in the courtroom. He is expected to testify before the proceeding wraps up Friday.

“You will hear from Mr. Vick his future intentions, how he’s going to change the way he lives his life,” lawyer Michael Blumenthal told Judge Frank J. Santoro.

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Vick is serving a 23-month sentence for bankrolling a dogfighting ring, and his bankruptcy plan is based on the goal of returning to a pro football career.

He believes he will earn $10 million a year ... if reinstated to the league, of course. The NFL has suspended him indefinitely and would have to allow him back.

There's also no way he would get a guaranteed contract that big, at least not right away. Sources say a short-term, incentive-based deal is much more likely.

He briefly left federal prison in Kansas to attend the hearing and is set to be released from custody in July, but could be placed under house arrest in late May.

Blumenthal said when Vick is released, he plans to work 40 hours a week for a construction company. He did not disclose the wage or give any other details.

His reported book deal could pay some of the bills as well, presumably.

Vick was the NFL’s highest-paid player and among its most popular, but details about the brutality of Vick’s dogfighting enterprise enraged the public and helped destroy his finances, which court records show were already in disarray.

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Vick has served his time and should be able to go on with his life and if physically able return to the NFL. I feel that he was sent to prison just to destroy his career because so many people out there resented him because of the money he was getting paid. This so called public outrage because of dog fighting is just a front to get him and no one else. It surely was not to stop dog fighting because we have not heard of any other person being arrested since then. Dog fighting was going on long before Vick was born and it is still going on after his conviction, but no one really care about that, they just want to get at Vick.

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If it were up to me, Vick would be sentence to fighting against one of his dogs. I'd like his face and body to be chewed up like I saw his dogs on Dogtown on NGC.. He should never be able to play football again. He should be working on a chain gang.

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If it were up to me, Vick would be sentence to fighting against one of his dogs. I'd like his face and body to be chewed up like I saw his dogs on Dogtown on NGC.. He should never be able to play football again. He should be working on a chain gang.

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If it were up to me, Vick would be sentence to fighting against one of his dogs. I'd like his face and body to be chewed up like I saw his dogs on Dogtown on NGC.. He should never be able to play football again. He should be working on a chain gang.

Michael Vick Biography

Michael Vick Photo 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 »
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Newport News, Virginia
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Michael Dwayne Vick
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