When Michael Vick finishes up his time as a guest of the federal government, he’s expecting to go back into the NFL and score one more payday before his career goes the way of…wait, his career’s already done that once. To the blockquote!
The embattled Atlanta Falcons quarterback is hoping to earn as much as $10 million a year or more, according to court filings in his bankruptcy case. Under the plan he submitted to the court, Vick would keep the first $750,000 of his annual income over the next five years. After that, a percentage would go to his creditors based on a sliding scale.
It seems to be a foregone conclusion that (a) The Rog will let Vick back in the league, and that (b) Vick is going to be a sustainable force on the field, either at quarterback or at some other position on the field. But is it? I guess all it would take is one phone call from Jerry Jones to make it happen. Personally, I’m more interested in booing Vick on the field than seeing him turn into another Maurice Clarett, not that I would mind. Or care. If the NFL has taught us anything, it’s that clueless athletes devoid of charisma are in plentiful supply. You might say it’s a dog-eat-dog world. Vick certainly would.