All that fitness built up through an NFL career is finally going to do Michael Vick some good. According to the ASSOCIATED PRESS, Vick already has a construction job lined up that will begin as soon as he is released from prison.
(Michael Vick’s $750,000 per year plan.)
That’s right, a man who was the face of an NFL franchise and arguably an entire city just two years ago is now going to be standing on a jackhammer for a living, because of dogfighting and a crippling bankruptcy case that has left him with little hope of paying back the $11.1 million he owes the Falcons ($6.5 million) and a former agent ($4.6 million). Instead, the best he can hope for is 40 hours a week of hard labor, at least until the NFL agrees to reinstate him.
Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick has always been a Christ-like figure. First he came to Atlanta and helped lead a moribund football franchise to relevance and even the playoffs. Then, when he was about to reach the pinnacle of his powers in Atlanta, he was brought down by those who feared his growing influence and sent to jail for two years on dog-fighting charges. Now, much like Christ while he was still in his mother’s womb waiting to be released, there’s no room at the inn for Michael Vick.
Vick was to be released into a halfway house originally, but there aren’t any beds available to Michael at the moment, and those air mattresses are really expensive. So instead he’s going to be released into house arrest.