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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 359 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 >

- 359 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 >

- 387 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 >

- 485 days ago
Michael Vick's New Dog -- The Most Dangerous Breed for A Dog Killer

Michael Vick's New Pooch
The Most Dangerous Breed For a Dog Killer

Michael Vick's new dog is the WORST possible breed for a convicted dog killer ... and that's from the official organization that breeds the dog.The American Belgian Malinois Club and Rescue tells… READ MORE >

- 493 days ago
Michael Vick -- My New Dog Ain't No Bitch ... She's a MILITARY DOG!!

Michael Vick
My New Pup Ain't No Bitch ... It's a MILITARY DOG!!

Michael Vick made a bizarre choice when he picked out his new puppy ... 'cause the convicted dog fighter's new poochie is one of the TOUGHEST breeds around ... one that's used by the Navy SEALS.… READ MORE >

- 494 days ago
Michael Vick -- Yeah, We Have a Dog

Michael Vick
Yeah, We Have a Dog

Michael Vick has finally said squarely ... his family does indeed have a dog.There's been a lot of controversy over whether Vick -- who served hard time for brutally killing multiple dogs, should… READ MORE >

- 639 days ago
Michael Vick -- I've Spent $29 MILLION In Four Years

Michael Vick
I've Spent $29 MILLION In Four Years

Michael Vick has blown through nearly $30 million since filing for bankruptcy in 2008 -- nearly 95% of his total income -- TMZ has learned.According to legal docs filed in his bankruptcy case,… READ MORE >

- 648 days ago
Michael Vick's Brother Marcus Vick -- WANTED After Skipping Court Date

Michael Vick's Bro
WANTED After Skipping Court Date

Marcus Vick, the younger brother of NFL superstar Michael Vick, is wanted by Virginia cops for failing to appear in court after he allegedly pulled an Amanda Bynes ... driving on a suspended… READ MORE >

- 658 days ago

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