Michael Vick reflects on time in prison
NFL Quarterback Michael Vick, who is serving a 23-month prison sentence for bankrolling a dogfighting operation realizes he needs to make some changes as his time in prison gave him time to reflect on past mistakes.
Vick spent his time in prison, reading, writing, playing basketball and working a 12-cent-an-hour job as a janitor; a far cry from the once 33rd ranked Forbes' Top 100 celebrities with endorsements from Coca-Cola, EA Sports, Kraft Foods, Hasbro and AirTran.
Vick is expected to be released from custody in July, and traveled from a federal prison in Kansas to attend the hearing. He could be transferred to home confinement at his eastern Virginia home by late May, and his agent testified Thursday that he hopes Vick can return to the NFL by September.
Once the highest paid player in the NFL, Vick filed for bankruptcy in July claiming assets of $16 million and debts of more than $20 million. On the road to financial recovery, Vick will be working a $10-an-hour job at one of W.M. Jordan Co.'s construction jobs for 40 hours a week. Vick has also agreed to do a television documentary that will pay him $600,000.
Vick is awaiting for his return and reinstatement to the NFL as he is currently suspended indefinitely by the NFL in 2007 for dogfighting conspiracy. Vick believes if he keeps his body in shape and do the right things, he still has 10-12 years left in his career. The question now is, which organization is willing to throw themselves in the media frenzy and sign him.