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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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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 >

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 >

- 28 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 >

- 37 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 >

- 52 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 >

- 142 days ago
Michael Vick -- The 'Villain to Hero Playbook' ... REVEALED

Michael Vick
'Villain to Hero Playbook' ... Revealed

If you were considered the #1 villain in America ... a dog fighting, law breaking bad guy ... would you pay $111K for an image makeover? Michael Vick sure did ... and it was the best money he ever… READ MORE >

- 245 days ago
Michael Vick -- Prison Made Me a Better Person

Michael Vick
Prison Made Me a Better Person

Michael Vick tells TMZ ... his involvement with a children's charity is not a publicity stunt to fix his image -- claiming he truly is a changed man ... thanks to his 2-year prison stint. The… READ MORE >

- 274 days ago
Michael Vick -- I'm Trying to Help Jailed Kids ... Through Sports

Michael Vick
I'm Trying to Help Jailed Kids ... Through Sports

Michael Vick is currently in Washington D.C. -- meeting with a powerful congressman in an effort to help incarcerated children get their lives on track ... TMZ has learned. The Philadelphia Eagles… READ MORE >

- 274 days ago
Michael Vick -- Grand Champion Pit Bull Euthanized After Dogfighting Career

Michael Vick
Pit Bull Euthanized After Dogfighting Career

Sad news in the dog world -- the top pit bull from Michael Vick's dogfighting ring has been euthanized.The dog -- named Lucas -- was humanely euthanized Wednesday at the Best Friends Animal… READ MORE >

- 302 days ago
Michael Vick -- I Refuse to Hide After Death Threats

Michael Vick
I Refuse to Hide After Death Threats

Michael Vick says he will not be bullied into seclusion after receiving serious death threats -- and vows to continue working with community service organizations in the wake of the… READ MORE >

- 400 days ago

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