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Michael Vick to Only Serve 12 Months? January 5, 2008

Posted by Marquis Chapman in Football, NFL, Sports.
Michael Vick

Good news for Michael Vick supporters, the Altanta Falcon QB may only serve 12 of the 23 months he was given on December 10th.  The following is an excerpt from yahoo.com:

“Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick could be getting out of federal prison much earlier than anticipated after applying for a prison-monitored drug rehabilitation program and evidently being moved into the program in Leavenworth, Kan.

The program could have Vick out of prison by the end of this year and perhaps back in the NFL by the 2009 season.

A source confirmed to Yahoo! Sports on Friday that Vick has applied to the program, which is run only at the federal facility at Leavenworth. An official with the Federal Bureau of Prisons said Friday that Vick was being transported to Leavenworth.

Under the program, Vick could be released after serving only 12 months of the 23-month sentence Vick was given Dec. 10 in Richmond, Va. It’s unclear exactly when Vick would be released because it’s unclear whether the 12-month term starts from when he voluntarily began serving his prison term in November or whether it starts from when he enters Leavenworth.”



1. W.B. - January 5, 2008

I’m still very torn about this issue because I value the lives of animals but I’m not sure I value it to the extent that Vick would recieve more time than other people who have killed human beings. In a way I’m relieved his sentence was only half-removed but I feel for all the animal rights advocates that are gonna be disturbed by this. He should have never done it. He should have just been an athlete.

2. Marquis Chapman - January 5, 2008

I know what you mean W.B. I kind of figured that he was going to serve a lesser sentence, due to the fact that he is a high profile athlete. I still can’t get over the fact how he threw his life away for nothing. I reall curious to see if he is actually going to learn from this once he gets out. We’ll see.

3. Naydean Hall - January 5, 2008

What Michael Vick did was reprehensible however this is America and we do believe in second chances. I hope he learns from his mistakes and try to live a positive life even if he never plays professional football again. Mike Vick is only 27 years old and should be able to make some positive contribution to society.

4. Sportsattitude - January 5, 2008

I think Vick was fairly punished for his actions and should serve as much time as the law calls for. It is sad what has happened to his life. However, I think any talk of a reduction in jail time needs to be balanced with the fact we don’t know what the NFL is planning for him after he is released. They may very well not let him back on a football field for a much longer period of time…maybe never.

5. Marquis Chapman - January 5, 2008

Whether or not Vick will play again in the NFL is a highly debated topic. I beleive that if he served his time in jail, then he should be allowed to play again in the NFL.

6. Jason T. Wilson - January 5, 2008

Someone will take a chance on signing Vick.. I do not think he will ever be a starting QB in the league again… because lets face it.. A.)No coach is going to want to get the call at 3am saying his starting QB is in trouble or jail.. and B) He really isnt all that great a QB.. Overall.. not saying he can’t run… because he is one of the best in the league.. but his passer rating has never been all that grand.. He was not even guaranteed to start this season, He was told at the begining of the season, if his completion percentage did not improve.. he was no good to the Falcons.. Course Petrino was the one telling him this, and look how well Petrino worked out for the Falcons.. but thats another subject!

He will be a PR nightmare, not to mention the financial loss any team could take by signing him.. I agree he should be allowed to do something positive, to reconnect with the community.. but the fans may never welcome him with open arms again..

Just my opinion..

7. e-rich - January 6, 2008

bull sh*t if he can get of by mentoring to drug abuse criminals and not animal abusive criminals then our prison system is f**k up and please excuse my forward talk, it is good that he is mentoring but he should be volunteering at some kind of animal rescue center

8. Real Talk TC - January 6, 2008

i dont wanna be that guy but thats still too much time for dog fighting. i mean, i dont advocate it at all and its a very VERY cruel act but when we have rapists, murderers, and thieves getting off with little or no time it pisses me off to know that mike vick is going to prison for a year. i mean, just this past year a catholic priest was convicted of molesting alter boys and all that was done was money paid to the families by the insurance company of the church (keeping in mind they had an insurance policy that covered child molestation by priests… what the hell kind of insurance policy is that?!). its a sick world. but mike, dont do it again, get new friends, and keep lifting and working out in prison so u can come back to the league and kill again.

9. Bryson - June 22, 2008

I’m ready to see Mike Vick play footaball again. All this over some damn dogs? Please, give me a break. it’s amazing how people demonize others for the most trivial reasons. Yes, he broke the law. And yes, it was reprehensible… but not to the level that he has been punished.

Good point Real Talk TC, what about the Catholic Priests? What about the politicians that send our young Americans to war over oil (wink). This is ridiculous. Over some damn dogs.

10. Pete - July 1, 2008

as long as he serves hes time in jail, i think he should play again. like who wouldnt want vick on their team. you can always improves hes passing, then after u do that, hes running is perfect, hes gunna be unstopable. noone will no wat hes gunna do. throw it? or pass it?

11. Did you know Mike Vick is in drug rehab? - December 22, 2009

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