Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Update on Vick

One of Michael Vick's homes is to be auctioned on March 10, as part of his bankruptcy proceedings. I guess he wants his finances all tidied up before he starts getting the paychecks with all the zeroes again:
Vick is scheduled to be released from federal custody July 20.

The suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback has said in court papers that he expects to resume his NFL career after his release.
There is already lots of buzz over who might be the lucky team to snatch Vick up:
San Francisco coach Mike Singletary said Vick deserves the chance to play in the league, and believes he will be successful if he returns.

The Minnesota Vikings are reportedly interested in Vick as well. Vick may be transferred to a halfway house in Newport News, VA any day now.

As for the multi-million dollar home on the auction block:
Funari Realty, the company marketing the property, described it in an Internet listing as a "stunning custom home with priceless lake views." It features a majestic, two-story foyer with a double curved staircase. Other amenities include an in-home theater, a workout room with sauna, an elevator, a full bar, two outdoor fireplaces and a four-car garage.
No word on whether Vick had built a stunning, custom dog killing area on the property.


Walter said...

You know, it's times like these when I find myself conflicted and hypocritical, but here it is: I really hope some other football player opposing him someday, some football player who has great dogs he loves, just tackles the shit out of Vick. I know, violence for violence is not a great plan, but I can't help being angry. How can someone who does such awful things get out of prison so soon and almost immediately be reinstated with a job, and not just a job, but a job that earns him millions?

YesBiscuit! said...

Well NFL Commissioner Goodell has to reinstate him first (Vick is still on indefinite suspension) but no one seems to have any doubt that will happen.

sfox said...

I can just about guarantee you that if Singletary, who I think will be a fantastic coach for the Niners, makes anything that is even perceived as a serious move to hire Vick, he won't know what hit him.

The Vikings seem to have pulled out of a seriously disfunctional tailspin. Why would they subject themselves to another s---storm?

That leaves.....da Raiders. And Al might do it simply because everyone else thinks it would be stupid.

sfox said...

Another observation: I doubt that he would get millions. He's been out of the game and isn't a 25 year kid anymore. I'd expect some respectable amount over the league minimum and the rest tied to performance, both on and off the field.

It'll be interesting.