October 21, 2013 |
Michael Vick has been on his best behavior lately. More than four years after his 19-month stint in federal prison for his role in a dogfighting ring, Vick has stayed on the right side of the law, regaining his NFL career and many lucrative endorsement deals as well. Heck, he's even a dog owner again. But none of that prevented the now-injured Philadelphia Eagles quarterback from landing in the top spot of Forbes.com's list of the most disliked NFL players, based on the latest surveys from E-Poll Market Research.
October 30, 2012 |
Michael Vick did not receive an endorsement from his coach following the Philadelphia Eagles' third straight loss, 30-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. It apparently took Andy Reid more than 24 hours to decide that Vick will remain his team's starting quarterback, at least for Monday night's against the New Orleans Saints. There has been no official announcement since the Eageles' headquarters were closed Monday due to Sandy, the massive storm that has lashed the East Coast, but three sources told the Associated Press of Reid's decision.
May 20, 2009 |
As one of the country's leading animal-rights advocates, Wayne Pacelle never imagined he would be here -- eye to eye with Michael Vick, engaged in a heartfelt and productive conversation with the disgraced quarterback. But Pacelle, president and chief executive of the Humane Society of the United States, made two trips in the last month to meet with Vick in the federal penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kan.
November 23, 2010 |
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick urged high school students in New Haven, Conn., to show kindness toward animals, adding to the string of appearances he has made since returning from a dogfighting conviction to become one of the NFL's most exciting players. Vick has spoken at several schools since his release from federal prison in what has been described as an effort to ensure some good comes out of his negative experience. At Hillhouse High in New Haven, he told an audience packed with students that he has matured since his involvement with the Bad Newz Kennels dogfighting enterprise on his property in rural southeastern Virginia.
November 6, 2012 |
Marcus Vick, brother of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, had posted only two messages on his Twitter account since early September. He more than made up for it during the Eagles' "Monday Night Football" game against the Saints, sending out no fewer than 24 tweets defending his brother, slamming the offensive line or, most often, a combination of the two. Here are a few samples: "I never seen a Qb get hit every time he drop...
August 21, 2012 |
Michael Vick might not end up with much of a preseason, but he is expected to be ready to play once the regular season rolls around. The latter part should be great news for Philadelphia Eagles fans, who saw their quarterback get knocked to the ground by New England's Jermaine Cunningham on the sixth play of Monday night's game. Vick left the game and didn't return, but X-rays came back negative. Actually, Eagles fans might not be too heartbroken if Vick misses the rest of the preseason either.
September 23, 2010 |
Dog lovers don't have to like it, but patience, humility and, of course, enormous physical gifts brought Michael Vick back after a wildly out of whack moral compass led him astray. â¦ You're probably a close relative or a soothsayer if you predicted as recently as last spring that Vick would be an NFL starter this season and "playing out of his mind," as Philadelphia Eagles Coach Andy Reid noted this week. â¦ Sixteen months ago, the ex-ringleader of the Bad Newz Kennels dogfighting ring was still imprisoned at Leavenworth, Kan. â¦ Ichiro Suzuki is a marvel.
October 7, 2009 |
He's out of prison, back in the NFL, and now Michael Vick is going to star in his own television series. The quarterback, who took his first regular-season pro snap just two weeks ago after serving 18 months in prison, is partnering with BET for a new eight-part docu-series scheduled to air early next year. The program, tentatively titled "The Michael Vick Project," spotlights his controversial comeback with the Philadelphia Eagles while also examining his tumultuous past -- including his troubled childhood and his 2007 arrest for running a dogfighting ring.
October 25, 2010 |
Barring any setbacks, Philadelphia quarterback Michael Vick , who sat out the last three games because of cartilage damage in his rib cage, is expected back and will start against the Indianapolis Colts on Nov. 7, Eagles Coach Andy Reid said. In fact, Reid expects the Eagles to be as healthy as they possibly can be when they return from the bye week. "I'm feeling better. I think I'll be fine," Vick said after Sunday's 37-19 loss to Tennessee. Kevin Kolb filled in for Vick and was 2-1, beating San Francisco and Atlanta before the loss to the Titans.
December 28, 2010 |
Michael Vick's sensational comeback has been spiced by a Pro Bowl start. The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, who sat out two seasons while serving a federal sentence for dogfighting, will start for the NFC in the Jan. 30 Pro Bowl in Honolulu. The honor is yet another major step in Vick's resurgence. Vick was selected to three Pro Bowl games with Atlanta before being suspended by the NFL and served prison time for running a dogfighting ring. This season, he has gone from a seldom-used backup to the NFC's leading passer, the catalyst for Philadelphia's dynamic offense.