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Michael Vick

Michael Dwayne Vick (born June 26, 1980) is an American football quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played for the Atlanta Falcons for six seasons before serving time in prison for his involvement in an illegal dog fighting ring. Vick played college football at Virginia Tech, where as a freshman he placed third in the Heisman Trophy balloting. He left after his sophomore year to enter the NFL and was drafted first overall by the Atlanta Falcons in the 2001 NFL Draft. He became the first African-American quarterback to be selected first overall in an NFL Draft. In six seasons with the Falcons, he gained wide popularity for his performance on the field, and led the Falcons to the playoffs twice. Vick ranks first among quarterbacks in career rushing yards. In April 2007, Vick was implicated in an illegal interstate dog fighting ring that had operated over five years. In August 2007, he pleaded guilty to federal felony charges and served 21 months in prison, followed by two months in home confinement.

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Michael Vick Hit With Dog-Fighting Joke ... During Radio 'Prank'

Michael Vick
Hit With Dog-Fighting Joke ... During Radio 'Prank'

Michael Vick was the target of a live radio prank -- where "callers" heckled the NY Jets star about poodle-fighting and black-on-black QB crime ... and the whole thing was pretty damn… READ MORE >

Michael Vick -- I'll Be a Target at Comedy Show ... Nothing's Off Limits

Michael Vick
I'll Be a Target at Comedy Show ... Nothing's Off Limits

Mike Vick tells TMZ Sports ... he knows he'll be in the comedy cross-hairs at the stand-up comedy show he's producing in Louisiana ... but says NOTHING will be off-limits -- including ... you know… READ MORE >

- 124 days ago
Mike Vick -- I'M IN THE STAND-UP COMEDY BIZ

Mike Vick
I'M IN THE STAND-UP COMEDY BIZ

Mike Vick wants to be the next King of Comedy -- at least, behind the scenes -- and that's why he's throwing his first major stand-up event, the Michael Vick Comedy Explosion ... TMZ Sports has… READ MORE >

- 125 days ago
Mike Vick -- Confronted By Aggressive Heckler at NY Bar

Mike Vick
Confronted By Aggressive Heckler ... At NYC Bar

12:32 PM PT -- We spoke to Michael Vick about the incident ... who tells us, "I am not sure why this person was seeking attention. It's a reminder of how thankful I am for my fans."Vick says he… READ MORE >

- 167 days ago
Michael Vick Number Chosen -- Vick Picks #8 in Tribute to Steve Young

Mike Vick
Picks #8 Tribute to Steve Young

Mike Vick has finally selected his new jersey number -- #8 -- and sources connected to the NY Jets quarterback tell TMZ Sports it's all because of Steve Young. As we previously reported, Vick… READ MORE >

- 181 days ago
Mike Vick -- I'M CHANGIN MY NUMBER ... Out Of Respect for Geno Smith

Mike Vick
I'M CHANGIN MY NUMBER Out Of Respect for Geno Smith

Mike Vick tells TMZ Sports ... he will not fight to wear #7 on his jersey during his stint with the NY Jets -- and says it's all out of respect for Geno Smith.  READ MORE >

- 214 days ago
Michael Vick -- Jersey Number Could Be Huge Problem in Negotiation with Jets

Michael Vick
Jersey Number Could Be Huge Problem In Negotiation with Jets

Michael Vick knows his price ... and it might be way too high for the NY Jets ... because he wants the jersey that belongs to the current starting QB -- and it's gonna be an issue during… READ MORE >

- 219 days ago
Mike Vick -- Huge Props from Philly Politician ... He's No T.O.

Mike Vick
Huge Props from Philly Politician ... He's No T.O.

Don't count out Michael Vick just yet -- the guy could still be a STARTER in the NFL, so says the former Governor of Pennsylvania ... who says he wishes Vick well after his stint in… READ MORE >

- 228 days ago
Bow Wow to Mike Vick -- I Can't Help You Sell Hair Brushes to Black People

Bow Wow to Mike Vick:
I CAN'T HELP YOU SELL BRUSHES To Black People

Bad news for Mike Vick ... his friend Bow Wow won't be helping him sell special hair brushes to black people ... after a high-profile business deal fell through, TMZ Sports has learned. It was… READ MORE >

- 243 days ago
Michael Vick -- I Want to Stay In Philly ... But I Understand If I Get Shipped Out

Michael Vick
I Want to Stay In Philly But I Understand If I Get Shipped Out

He may have lost his starting job, -- and there's talk he could be out in Philly next year -- but Eagles QB Michael Vick says he "would love nothing more" than to stay with the team that gave him… READ MORE >

- 333 days ago

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