Notorious animal abuser Michael Vick has been out of the public eye for a while now, seeing as jail has him pretty occupied. But the former star quarterback, who is eligible for release on July 20th, is eager to get back into the game, according to his bankruptcy plan currently being reviewed by a judge.
He’s apparently reached a deal to be released by the Falcons by paying them $6.5 or $7.5 million for a “contract-breach grievance,” and according to papers filed in court, plans on repaying creditors by earning $10 million annually. That is – if he’s permitted back into the NFL. Vick was suspended back in 2007 after he plead guilty to felony charges stemming from dog fighting.
Earlier this month his attorney said that Vick, “has every reason to believe upon his release, he will be reinstated into the NFL, resume his career and be able to earn a substantial living.”
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had this to say (and he ultimately determines Vick’s fate) : “I think it’s clear he’s paid a price, but to a large extent he’s going to have to demonstrate to the larger community — not just to the NFL community and to me — that he has remorse for what he did and that he recognizes mistakes that he made.” [Photo: WireImage]