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Michael Vick's salary now ranks with Tom Brady and Peyton Manning

vickmichael012511_optBY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

It’s safe to say that Michael Vick’s career has come full circle.

Two years ago Vick met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell about being officially reinstated into the NFL. Twenty-four months later, philly.com reports that Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles have agreed on a 6-year contract worth $100 million, with $40 million being guaranteed.

Forbes.com reports that Vick had previously signed a 10-year, $130 million deal with the Atlanta Falcons in December 2004 that remains the largest contract in NFL history. But that contract didn’t turn out all that well for Vick, or for a lot of innocent dogs.

He spent 21 months in prison after being convicted of operating a dog fighting ring, and later filed for bankruptcy. But Vick rebounded and won the NFL’s Comeback Player of Year award in 2010.

In the past year Vick has signed agreements with Nissan, pad maker Unequal Technologies and sports nutrition company MusclePharm. And Nike re-signed Vick to a contract after releasing him four years ago.

NBC's Tony Dungy said to the Los Angeles Times, "It was a success story for the Eagles. I thought Michael was a changed person. Philadelphia gave him a chance to be the third-team quarterback, and he did everything that he determined that he was going to do.

Color analyst Cris Collinsworth said, "I know it takes a certain humility to walk into a building and admit that my work ethic and discipline wasn't where it was supposed to be.”



 
Comments (3)
3 Friday, 16 December 2011 00:09
tgolf4fun
Come on Mee'z is it that serious. We have all sinned. I feel fine knowing the Vick will have to explain his actions when he reaches the gates of heaven. Lets just get on with life. I'm sure you have sinned too (unless your real name is Jesus). Everything balances out in the end.
I am happy he is getting his life back. Go Vick!!!!!
2 Friday, 04 November 2011 00:32
Mee'z
I hope Michael Vick voluntarily cut's his career short as Barry Sander had done. When Vick is retired from football, what incentive will he have afterwards to stay away from the dogfighting arena's other than staying out of jail? Personally I don't feel that's much incentive for someone who enjoyed it one and would go back just as any common criminal does. His money can and will be able to buy the finest bred fighting dog's in the world. In my eye's Vick is an accident waiting to happen again! Would you welcome this person into your children's schools to give motivational or commencement speeches to your children after he was "convicted of OPERATING a dog fighting ring"?
1 Wednesday, 31 August 2011 20:45
Mike P.
Well deserved contract. Vick is a multitalented quarterback with a rocket arm and the speed of a wide receiver or safety, and the deceptive running ability of a Barry Sanders. His games have always been filled with excitement and unpredictability which brings legions of fans to the stadiums wherever he plays.

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