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Vick's Incarceration Day Shopping Spree

12/7/2008 11:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sometimes the day you report to jail can be the busiest shopping day of all.

Records now show that Falcons former quarterback Michael Vick blew through a staggering $201,840 on the day he reported to jail on felony dog fighting charges, according to AJC.com.

His "To Do List" that day looked something like this:

Buy new Mercedes -- $99,000
Cash Checks laying around house -- $24,900
Give money to mom of my oldest kid -- $28,000
Give "friend" some money -- $16,000
Misc. last minute impulse buys -- $10,940
Bunch of money to PR firm -- $23,000
NOTE: Find out what "PR" stands for.

Guess this sheds a bit more light on how he was able to burn through $18.2 million from 2006 to 2008.

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16.

billyboyhere    

PETA and Animal Lovers Unite against Vick to return to the NFL. Dont boycott the sponsors----boycott the homes and families of any Teams General Manager that would contemplate trying to make money off of Vicks return.

Go to the schools of the children of these GM's, the Churches where they worship, their wives beauty salons, their Country Clubs and make it known, by the GMs name that animal cruelty and those whom endorse it, promote it and prosper from it (Vick) will not be welcome as an employee (nfl player) in that community.

Do this and there wont be a Team that will touch him. The fight must be taken home now----its not business----its personal.

May Vick burn and suffer the remainder of his days and may his family who supported him with this cruelty as well. They looked the other way while they drove BMWs and ate enough food to become type 2 diabetic overnight, all the while innocent creatures suffered at this sicko's delight. His Momma must have taught this hate to her family.

Do not allow this man to return to the NFL. Take it to where the General Managers who would consider such a move, take it to where they live. They dont like that stuff and will pass on him.

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17.

Sandy    

Good recommendation from NO Vick in the NFL.....

Do not allow this man to return to the NFL. Take it to where the General Managers who would consider such a move, take it to where they live. They dont like that stuff and will pass on him.

2045 days ago
18.

PerrierEveryday    

I would love to let the NFL know what I think about allowing Vicious Vick to play again; also the sponsors. Can anyone provide me with the information I need? Thanks!

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19.

Lynnette    

WOW! We've got people on here saying he deserves to be raped or deserves to die?!?! You ppl are NUTS!! It was a dog. Get over it. The other poster was right cuz it sounds like you guys wanna have these dogs________ you up the azz!! sheesh!

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20.

squirrel    

Shut the f*** Manuela. It's not just a dog - there were many and it shows that this a$$ has no respect whatsoever. If you wannna kiss Vick's ass, go ahead. It seems that both of you were made for each other!!!

2045 days ago
21.

TMZ hits a new low    

I want to thank "anonymous dog lover" of post #6. It could not be said better.

Michael Vick should die of natural causes in prison, no matter how many years or decades that takes. All it takes for me to say thia is one simple thing: the thought of one dog's fear as it's dragged to electrocution. He should be banned from the NFL at the very minimum ~ and from any professional organization ~ for this life and next (i.e., like when the judge sentences with multiple life sentences, same thing). He is a terrible, unnecessary human being. As is anyone who abuses animals.

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22.

TMZ hits a new low    

Lynette, as Dan Ackroyd used to say: "Lynette, you ignorant slut." I will add "dumb beyotch" to that, circa 2008. Because you've got it coming. Stupid! There is not enough bail out money in this country to buy you a clue.

2045 days ago
23.

Stephanie    

I don't give a damn how he spent his money before he went to jail... I think that it is sad what he did to those dogs.... I love my puppy and can't imagine anybody doing something like that to him.... Overall though, we all make mistakes and if he has paid his debt to society then who are we to say that he should never be able to play in the NFL again... He should never be able to own another dog, cat, chicken or any other animal, but him playing football is his job... We look at it as entertainment, but that is how he makes his money to live... He wasn't caught selling drugs, shoting up a nightclub, or molesting little boys let this man do his time and go back to playing football....

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24.

Lynnette    

# 23

I don't care what you call me. We are all entitled to our own opinion. Just remember that you will be calling Mike Vick a 'Free man" in a few months. After that, you will be calling him the 'new starting quarterback' of your favorite NFL team!!! LMAO!!

If Sarah Palin is not in jail for killing wolves and moose, then Mike Vick should not be spending an outrageous amount of time in jail for killing some dogs....that he paid for :-)

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25.

Max61    

.................Yesterday I made the remark that people were loosing interest in the story and we would have to wait for the next installment OR the next revelation of something that had not been released yet............Well, here it is......didn't take very long did it.?..........More things about Vick that would have come out sooner if he had gone to jury trial....................To the supporters..................I do not understand your support.............All the posters have been watching this ugly story for two years.....................The majority of society, (who actually have heard this story, many have not) are appalled at Vick and his activities............So, how do you, a supporter, explain your thoughts?...............I ask this same question yesterday.........no answers................don't talk black vs white...............just explain why your support................If all you can come up with is a string of adjectives, then go ahead...................but, if you can explain why you support such activity I would really like to hear it.................No, I don't like Vick and will keep writing Roger Goodell everyday until Vick is banned forever...................so, that is my side...............What is yours?.............Please explain your thoughts on supporting Vick..........................................

2045 days ago
26.

Sandy    

No to Vick in the NFL - We need to work together. Vick showed us that he is monsterm and is not deserving of a chance back witht NFL - he is and I repeat a MENACE TO SOCIETY.

The Associated Press talked to all 31 NFL teams and some of them are leaving the door open for a possible Vick return.

"I hope they're prepared to face the dog lovers of America," Kansas City Chiefs president and general manager Carl Peterson said of a team that acquires Vick. "There are going to be a lot of problems. People love their pets, and particularly dogs. There will be protests, people expressing their thoughts - even though he's served his time. It will be interesting to see. He will have been out of football a long time."

Looks like the Chiefs aren't taking a chance on Vick. And neither are the Atlanta Falcons, even though Vick is still under contract with the team. Falcons owner Arthur Blank made it clear that Vick will never wear a Falcons uniform again.

TO REPEAT NO VICK IN THE NFL:
Bocott the homes and families of any Teams General Manager that would contemplate trying to make money off of Vicks return.

Go to the schools of the children of these GM's, the Churches where they worship, their wives beauty salons, their Country Clubs and make it known, by the GMs name that animal cruelty and those whom endorse it, promote it and prosper from it (Vick) will not be welcome as an employee (nfl player) in that community.

Do this and there wont be a Team that will touch him. The fight must be taken home now----its not business----its personal.
Do not allow this man to return to the NFL. Take it to where the General Managers who would consider such a move, take it to where they live. They dont like that stuff and will pass on him.

PLEASE WRITE:

National Football League
Attn: Roger Goodell, Commissioner
280 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017


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27.

blackmamba    

can anyone tell me if vick went back to kansas??????????

2045 days ago
28.

mimi    

yall need to get a life you know damn well people aint gonna stop watching football,and tmz im beggining to think you predjuice. why dont you put up the article about george bush pardoning the man who killed bald eagles, yes pardoned him. he killed coyotes by poisoining them and killed the eagles because they ate their meat,let the public know that

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29.

Lynnette    

#28 Max61

As a supporter of Michael Vick, I will explain why I do so. I undertand that this man committed crimes, he whole-heartedly deserved to be punished. He lost millions of dollars in endorsements, he lost at least 2 NFL seasons, and he has served time in PRISON. He has been punished enough, in my opinion. I'm not saying he should have gotten off with no jail time, because he deserved some time. But he has paid his debt to society. He is not a Monster, he made mistakes....period. I support him, not his activity.

In this country, many people have been given the opportunity to redeem themselves after being punished - why is Vick any different?? How long can you punish someone for the same crime?? Bill Clinton got a 2nd chance, Robert Downey Jr was given millions of chances, Winona Ryder, Marv Albert....the list goes on.

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30.

cowbulls    

Unless he’s a total moron, I’m guessing that a lot of that cash withdrawn during the time he was aware he was headed to jail has ended up hidden in off shore or Swiss bank accounts. As with OJ, Vick had a pattern of criminal behavior. His future should be in a service industry and not the NFL.
• In 2007, conflicting statements were made by his estranged parents about possible dogfighting activities in 2001. Michael Boddie, his father, who now lives in Atlanta, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that around 2001, Michael Vick was staging dogfights in the garage of the family's home in Newport News and kept fighting dogs in the family's backyard, including injured ones which the father nursed back to health. Boddie said his son had been urged to not engage in the activity, but continued. He stated "This is Mike's thing. And he knows it." Within days, Michael Vick's mother, Brenda Vick Boddie, who now lives in Suffolk, Virginia, responded. She told the Newport News Daily Press "There was no dogfighting [at our home]. There were no cages."
• In early 2004, two men were arrested in Virginia for distributing marijuana. The truck they were driving was registered to Michael Vick. The Falcons coach Dan Reeves recalled that he lectured Vick at that time on the importance of reputation, on choosing the right friends, on staying out of trouble for the good of his team. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution quoted Reeves as having told Vick: "You are an Atlanta Falcon...Whatever you do is going to be a reflection on all of us, not just you."
• On October 10, 2004, Vick and the other members of his party including employee Quanis Phillips were at Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport on their way to board an AirTran afternoon flight to Newport News, Virginia. While they were passing through a security checkpoint with Vick, a security camera caught Phillips and Todd Harris picking up an expensive-appearing watch (either a Rolex or a fake) which belonged to Alvin Spencer, a security screener. After watching the theft on a video tape, Spencer filed a police report. However, he claimed that Billy "White Shoes" Johnson, known as the Falcons "fixer", interfered with the investigation. Although Vick representatives declined to make him available for an Atlanta police inquiry, six days later Spencer did get the watch back from them, according to the Washington Post.
• In March 2005 a woman named Sonya Elliott filed a civil lawsuit against Vick alleging she contracted genital herpes from Vick, in the autumn of 2002, and that he failed to inform her that he had the disease. Elliot further alleged that Vick had visited clinics under the alias "Ron Mexico" to get treatments and thus he knew of his condition. On April 24, 2006 Vick's attorney, Lawrence Woodward, revealed that the lawsuit had settled out of court with an undisclosed amount. Many fans bought custom jerseys from NFL.com with Vick's number 7 and the name "MEXICO" on the back, as a reference to his lawsuit. The NFL has since banned customizing jerseys with the name Mexico.
• November 20, 2006 – Vick and the City of Kankakee, Illinois enter into an agreement that permits Vick to pay sales taxes to Kankakee and not in Georgia or Virginia.
• November 26, 2006 – After a Falcons loss to the New Orleans Saints in the Georgia Dome in apparent reaction to fans booing, Vick made an obscene gesture at fans, holding up two middle fingers. He was fined $10,000 by the NFL for his obscene gesture, and agreed to donate another $10,000 to charity.
• January 17, 2007 – Vick surrendered a water bottle which had a hidden compartment to security personnel at Miami International Airport. "The compartment was hidden by the bottle's label so that it appeared to be a full bottle of water when held upright," police said. Test results indicated there were no illegal substances in the water bottle and Vick was cleared of any wrongdoing. Vick announced that the water bottle was a jewelry stash box, and that the substance in question had been jewelry.

I think the above list is enough to keep Vick out of the NFL.

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