RICHMOND, Va. – Michael Vick will turn 29 years old on June 26, 2009. With good behavior, he may see his birthday as a free man with a chance for redemption in the NFL.
The 23-month sentence Vick, the deposed Atlanta Falcons quarterback, received Monday for bankrolling and participating in dog fighting provided the final touch to a watershed episode for groups such as the Humane Society and PETA.
“I don’t know if there will every be another case like this with all the notoriety and attention Michael Vick brought to it,” Humane Society investigator and spokesman John Goodwin said.
In the background of this case is whether Vick can ever salvage his NFL career. Certainly, the $100 million contract he signed once upon a time is long gone. But if Vick can turn his life around while he’s in prison, will there be another opportunity?
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