Michael Vick's journey to prison and back

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Vick was on top of his game until he was convicted on charges connected to dogfighting. Since returning to the NFL in 2009, he has worked towards fixing his image.

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick (R) leaves federal court with attorney Lawrence Woodward August 27, 2007 in Richmond, Viriginia. Vick pleaded guilty to a federal dogfighting charge.
RICHMOND, VA - AUGUST 27: Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick (R) leaves federal court with attorney Lawrence Woodward August 27, 2007 in Richmond, Viriginia. Vick pleaded guilty to a federal dogfighting charge. (Photo by Steve Helber-Pool/Getty Images)
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick (R) leaves federal court with attorney Lawrence Woodward August 27, 2007 in Richmond, Viriginia. Vick pleaded guilty to a federal dogfighting charge.
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick (C) is escorted by U.S. Marshals, as he arrives at the federal courthouse for his arraignment on July 26, 2007 in Richmond, Virginia. Vick pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal dogfighting charges and was released without bond until a November 26 trial.
pRICHMOND, VA - JULY 26: Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick (C) is escorted by U.S. Marshals, as he arrives at the federal courthouse for his arraignment on July 26, 2007 in Richmond, Virginia. Vick pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal dogfighting charges and was released without bond until a November 26 trial. (Photo by Haraz N. Ghanbari-Pool/Getty Images)
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick (C) is escorted by U.S. Marshals, as he arrives at the federal courthouse for his arraignment on July 26, 2007 in Richmond, Virginia. Vick pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal dogfighting charges and was released without bond until a November 26 trial.
Michael Vick of the Philadelphia Eagles speaks at a press conference at the NovaCare Complex on August 14, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Vick signed a one-year contract, with a second year option, with the Eagles.
PHILADELPHIA - AUGUST 14: Michael Vick of the Philadelphia Eagles speaks at a press conference at the NovaCare Complex on August 14, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Vick signed a one-year contract, with a second year option, with the Eagles. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
Michael Vick of the Philadelphia Eagles speaks at a press conference at the NovaCare Complex on August 14, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Vick signed a one-year contract, with a second year option, with the Eagles.
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick speaks to reporters at the Omni Richmond Hotel after agreeing to a guilty plea on charges stemming from his involvement in a dogfighting ring August 27, 2007, in Richmond, Virginia.
!RICHMOND, VA - AUGUST 27: Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick speaks to reporters at the Omni Richmond Hotel after agreeing to a guilty plea on charges stemming from his involvement in a dogfighting ring August 27, 2007, in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick speaks to reporters at the Omni Richmond Hotel after agreeing to a guilty plea on charges stemming from his involvement in a dogfighting ring August 27, 2007, in Richmond, Virginia.
Quarterback Michael Vick #7 of the Atlanta Falcons talks with head coach Dan Reeves on the sidelines during the first half of the game against the Carolina Panthers December 7, 2003 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.
ATLANTA - DECEMBER 7: Quarterback Michael Vick #7 of the Atlanta Falcons talks with head coach Dan Reeves on the sidelines during the first half of the game against the Carolina Panthers December 7, 2003 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Quarterback Michael Vick #7 of the Atlanta Falcons talks with head coach Dan Reeves on the sidelines during the first half of the game against the Carolina Panthers December 7, 2003 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.
Quarterback Michael Vick #7 of the Atlanta Falcons heads out of bounds for a first down past defensive end Reggie Hayward #98 of the Denver Broncos in the second quarter on October 31, 2004 at Invesco Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado. The Falcons won the game 41-28.
RDENVER - OCTOBER 31: Quarterback Michael Vick #7 of the Atlanta Falcons heads out of bounds for a first down past defensive end Reggie Hayward #98 of the Denver Broncos in the second quarter on October 31, 2004 at Invesco Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado. The Falcons won the game 41-28. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
Quarterback Michael Vick #7 of the Atlanta Falcons heads out of bounds for a first down past defensive end Reggie Hayward #98 of the Denver Broncos in the second quarter on October 31, 2004 at Invesco Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado. The Falcons won the game 41-28.
  Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on December 6, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.
ATLANTA - DECEMBER 06: Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on December 6, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
  Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on December 6, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs on the field during player introductions before the game against the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field on September 25, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Giants defeated the Eagles 29-16.
CPHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 25: Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs on the field during player introductions before the game against the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field on September 25, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Giants defeated the Eagles 29-16. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs on the field during player introductions before the game against the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field on September 25, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Giants defeated the Eagles 29-16.
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 11: Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles passes during a game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on December 11, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Philadelphia Eagles v Miami Dolphins
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 11: Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles passes during a game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on December 11, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Philadelphia Eagles' Michael Vick, center, and Danny Watkins celebrate after Vick's rushing touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. The Eagles won 24-23. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Vick rallies Eagles for late 24-23 win over Ravens
Philadelphia Eagles' Michael Vick, center, and Danny Watkins celebrate after Vick's rushing touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. The Eagles won 24-23. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 23: Quarterback Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles throws a pass during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 23, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Carindals defeated the Eagles 27-6. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Philadelphia Eagles v Arizona Cardinals
GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 23: Quarterback Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles throws a pass during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 23, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Carindals defeated the Eagles 27-6. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 30: Referee Ron Winter helps quarterback Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles up after being tackled against the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field on September 30, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
New York Giants v Philadelphia Eagles
PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 30: Referee Ron Winter helps quarterback Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles up after being tackled against the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field on September 30, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
<b>Michael Vick</b><br><br>Le quart-arrière de la NFL, Michael Vick, est allé en prison pour avoir organisé des combats de chiens, mais ce n’est pas la seule fois où il s’est mis dans le trouble. Il a déclaré faillite pour une onzième fois, vendant du même coup sa très grosse demeure d’Atlanta. Vick n’était pas en mesure de rembourser ses dettes d’une valeur de six millions de dollars qu’il avait accumulées en s’impliquant dans diverses entreprises, dont une de location de voiture en Indiana, une autre en immobilier au Canada et une troisième entreprise dans le domaine vinicole en Georgie. <br>
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Michael Vick

Le quart-arrière de la NFL, Michael Vick, est allé en prison pour avoir organisé des combats de chiens, mais ce n’est pas la seule fois où il s’est mis dans le trouble. Il a déclaré faillite pour une onzième fois, vendant du même coup sa très grosse demeure d’Atlanta. Vick n’était pas en mesure de rembourser ses dettes d’une valeur de six millions de dollars qu’il avait accumulées en s’impliquant dans diverses entreprises, dont une de location de voiture en Indiana, une autre en immobilier au Canada et une troisième entreprise dans le domaine vinicole en Georgie.
In this Oct. 18, 2013 photo, Philadelphia eagles quarterback Michael Vick greets seven-year-old Justin Perales before taking him on a tour of the Eagles training facility in Philadelphia. Four years after his release from prison, Vick is one of the NFL's most active players involving charities. Though he's no longer the starting quarterback for the Eagles, he's unquestionably the team leader. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
In this Oct. 18, 2013 photo, Philadelphia eagles quarterback Michael Vick greets seven-year-old Justin Perales before taking him on a tour of the Eagles training facility in Philadelphia. Four years after his release from prison, Vick is one of the NFL's most active players involving charities. Though he's no longer the starting quarterback for the Eagles, he's unquestionably the team leader
In this Oct. 18, 2013 photo, Philadelphia eagles quarterback Michael Vick greets seven-year-old Justin Perales before taking him on a tour of the Eagles training facility in Philadelphia. Four years after his release from prison, Vick is one of the NFL's most active players involving charities. Though he's no longer the starting quarterback for the Eagles, he's unquestionably the team leader. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
In this image released by the New York Jets, NFL football free-agent quarterback Michael Vick signs with the New York Jets Friday, March 21, 2014, in Florham Park, N.J. The Jets signed the former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback to a one-year deal on Friday, and released Mark Sanchez, the one-time face of the franchise. (AP Photo/New York Jets, @nyjets)
In this image released by the New York Jets, NFL football free-agent quarterback Michael Vick signs with the New York Jets Friday, March 21, 2014, in Florham Park, N.J. The Jets signed the former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback to a one-year deal on Friday, and released Mark Sanchez, the one-time face of the franchise
In this image released by the New York Jets, NFL football free-agent quarterback Michael Vick signs with the New York Jets Friday, March 21, 2014, in Florham Park, N.J. The Jets signed the former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback to a one-year deal on Friday, and released Mark Sanchez, the one-time face of the franchise. (AP Photo/New York Jets, @nyjets)
New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick (1) signs autographs for fans after practice during an NFL football training camp on Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Cortland, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick (1) signs autographs for fans after practice during an NFL football training camp on Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Cortland, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick (1) signs autographs for fans after practice during an NFL football training camp on Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Cortland, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
New York Jets&#39; Michael Vick (1) throws a pass at practice during NFL football training camp Friday, July 25, 2014, in Cortland, N.Y. (AP Photo)
New York Jets' Michael Vick (1) throws a pass at practice during NFL football training camp Friday, July 25, 2014, in Cortland, N.Y. (AP Photo)
New York Jets' Michael Vick (1) throws a pass at practice during NFL football training camp Friday, July 25, 2014, in Cortland, N.Y. (AP Photo)

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