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Vick Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Suspended Falcons quarterback Michael Vick filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in a federal courtroom in Virginia on Monday.  Vick is claiming debts of 10-million to 50-million-dollars and has listed among his creditors the Atlanta Falcons for a claim of 3.75-million-dollars of a pro-rated signing bonus.  Six other creditors listed include banks and Joel Enterprises, with a […]

Judge Rules Vick Can Keep Bonus Money

A federal judge in Minnesota overturned a previous ruling by an arbitrator and said that suspended Falcons quarterback Michael Vick does not have to give back 20-million-dollars in signing bonus money he got from the team. Judge David Doty ruled that it would violate the NFL collective bargaining agreement for the Falcons to recover the […]

Vick To Enter Drug Treatment Program

Suspended Falcons quarterback Michael Vick will enter a drug treatment program that could reduce his time spent behind bars.  Vick, who was sentenced to 23 months in federal prison for his guilty plea related to dogfighting charges, was transferred to the US Bureau of Prisons facility in Leavenworth, Kansas.  Billy Martin, attorney for Vick, says […]

NFL Fines Players For Support For Vick During Game

The NFL has fined five Falcons for showing support to disgraced quarterback and ex-teammate Michael Vick during a televised loss to the Saints on Monday night.  Tight end Alge Crumpler, cornerbacks DeAngelo Hall and Chris Houston and wide receiver Roddy White all received fines of $10-thousand.  The fines are for what the NFL says were […]

Blank Releases Statement on Vick’s Setencing

Statement from Atlanta Falcons Owner and CEO Arthur Blank regarding Michael Vick’s sentencing today on federal charges in Virginia: “Michael Vick’s federal prison sentencing today is another step in his legal journey. This is a difficult day for Michael’s family and for a lot of us, including many of our players and fans who have […]

Vick To Be Sentenced Today In Virginia

Suspended NFL quarterback Michael Vick, who pled guilty in August to a dogfighting charge, is being sentenced today in a Richmond, Virginia courtroom.  Federal sentencing guidelines call for a 12 to 18-month prison term.  Dan Shannon of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals hopes Judge Henry Hudson sticks to the high end of that […]

Vick Supporters Hold Prayer Vigil

With about week to go before suspended quarterback Michael Vick is sentenced, a group of supporters gathered Monday night to pray for him.  About 40 people dressed in number-seven jerseys showed up at an Atlanta church.  Those who addressed the crowd said while they don’t condone Vick’s actions, they believe he has suffered enough and deserves a […]

April Court Date Set For Vick On Dogfighting Charges

Michael Vick’s trial on state dogfighting charges will start April 2nd.  The suspended quarterback of the Falcons did not attend the brief proceeding yesterday morning in a Surry County courtroom.  He won’t be sentenced on federal charges until next month, but, last week Vick surrendered to a jail to start serving time on his federal conviction.  […]

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