After learning that NFL teams were unwilling to take even a 7th-round pick for Michael Vick, the Albany Firebirds of the developmental league arenafootball2 offered Vick a contract. But they were totally kidding as it turns out:
“I’m a dog lover and I don’t want anything to do with (Vick),” Albany Firebirds owner Walter Robb told The Times Union for a story posted on its Web site Tuesday night.
Earlier in the day, the team an arenafootball2 franchise, announced it had offered the 28-year-old quarterback a one-year contract at the league standard: $200 a week plus a $50 bonus for a win.
“That’s a joke,” Robb said. “Can you imagine him playing for $200 a week? I think (the offer) was a big mistake.”
I’m secretly hoping that Vick does catch on with another team, somewhere. I just want to see how he’s treated by the fans, by his teammates, and see if he actually realizes that inhumane handling of animals is much worse than raping women or killing someone with a car under the influence.