Multimedia archive: Michael Vick, from NFL to prison to free man and back to NFL

Multimedia archive: Michael Vick, from NFL to prison to free man and back to NFL

October 8, 2009

David Teel: Vick's show for needed dough

If Jon and Kate, Khloe Kardashian and Simon Cowell can make it in reality television, why not Michael Vick?

September 27, 2009


Vick 'very thankful'

Michael Vick never has been better than with Dan Reeves. In their lone season together as starting quarterback and head coach, Vick made the Pro Bowl, set personal records and led the Atlanta Falcons to the playoffs.

September 22, 2010

Michael Vick's timeline

Michael Vick timeline

JAN. 4, 2000 — Michael Vick leads Virginia Tech with 302 yards of total offense, but Florida State rallies to win the Sugar Bowl and the BCS national championship, 46-29.

Vick ready for first regular-season game

2:53 PM EDT, September 23, 2009

Vick ready for first regular-season game

Donovan McNabb did not practice Wednesday because of a broken rib that forced him to miss the Eagles' 48-22 loss to New Orleans last Sunday.

5:37 PM EDT, September 8, 2009

Vick to students: Resist following crowd

Michael Vick, speaking to a group of Philadelphia high school students Tuesday, warned against the dangers of peer pressure and offered himself as a cautionary tale of what can happen when someone is a follower instead of a leader.

11:15 PM EDT, September 3, 2009


Michael Vick scores in Eagles' loss

Michael Vick might need the first two weeks of the regular season to get back up to speed before he plays again -- for real.

September 4, 2009


Sept. 4, 2009: NFL commissioner: MIchael Vick can play starting with Game 3

NEW YORK — Michael Vick got the green light for full reinstatement in the NFL on Thursday when commissioner Roger Goodell said the disgraced quarterback could play later this month instead of waiting until October.

August 31, 2009


Michael Vick is going to help Eagles' offense

Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg doesn't think the addition of Michael Vick will disrupt the rhythm of Philadelphia's offense.

August 26, 2009

Michael Vick will see action Thursday night against Jacksonville

Michael Vick's speed and flash are back.

August 17, 2009


Coordinator hints Vick could be used in Wildcat

Michael Vick telegraphed four straight passes. Three were intercepted and another batted down at the goal line during the Philadelphia Eagles' practice Sunday at the team's training facility.

Comments from Eagles' players

Cornerback Sheldon Brown

10:09 PM EDT, August 14, 2009

Aug. 15, 2009: Philadelphia Eagles sign Michael Vick

Michael Vick left the unemployment line and officially joined the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday in a move that team owner Jeffrey Lurie said involved plenty of soul searching.

August 12, 2009

Michael Vick: 'Use me as an example.'

Michael Vick told basketball campers at Hampton University on Tuesday to use his own story as an example as they work to follow their dreams.

August 11, 2009

Vick's agent: 'No chance' he'll sign with Redskins

Michael Vick's agent says there's "no chance" his client will sign with the Washington Redskins.

4:27 PM EDT, August 2, 2009

Patriots owner indicates Vick not in team's plans

Patriots owner Robert Kraft suggests that New England has little interest in signing Michael Vick.

7:49 PM EDT, July 31, 2009

Vick to take part in community celebration Aug. 8

During more troubled times, the community gave Michael Vick a huge "hug."

11:31 PM EDT, July 21, 2009

Goodell won't say when he'll reinstate Vick

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell isn't revealing when he'll decide whether to reinstate Michael Vick now that the former Atlanta Falcons star quarterback has been released from federal custody.

May 22, 2009

Dietrich old column: Vick: Sociopath or sincere? Jury's still out

Michael Vick's pit bulls are rehabilitating nicely out in rural Utah. Now the question is, can Vick do the same?

February 21, 2009

Vick to Niners, Vikes?

Two teams with unsettled quarterback situations — San Francisco and Minnesota — might be interested in acquiring suspended Atlanta Falcons star Michael Vick.

2:11 PM EST, February 13, 2009

Falcons trying to trade Vick

The Atlanta Falcons are attempting to trade the contractual rights to imprisoned and suspended quarterback Michael Vick, team general manager Thomas Dimitroff said in an interview published on the team's Web site Friday.

5:10 AM EST, November 14, 2008

Lawyers say Vick expects to return to the NFL

Imprisoned NFL quarterback Michael Vick expects to return to pro football, according to his bankruptcy attorneys who laid out a plan to pay creditors based in part on his anticipated earnings.

October 31, 2008

Vick must enter plea in person, judge rules

— Michael Vick should appear in person to plead guilty to Surry County dogfighting charges — and he won't have to wait until he gets out of federal prison, a judge ruled Thursday.

5:08 PM EST, December 13, 2007

Letters in support of Michael Vick released to public

Before he was sentenced to 23 months in prison on Monday, Michael Vick wrote a letter to his judge asking for mercy.

1:36 PM EST, December 6, 2007

Judge OK's placement of Vick's dogs

The U.S. District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson granted a motion to divvy up Michael Vick's former fighting dogs between eight animal-rescue organizations, including the local Animal Rescue of Tidewater.

10:11 AM EST, December 5, 2007

Remaining Vick dogs likely to become eligible for adoption

All of the remaining pit bulls that were seized from Michael Vick's property in April have been recommended for placement with rescue organizations, and many will likely be eligible for future adoption by members of the public, the court-appointed guardian of the dogs says.

3:43 PM EST, November 27, 2007

Vick agrees to transfer nearly $1M for care of pit bulls

Michael Vick has agreed to set aside nearly $1 million to pay for the long-term care of his former fighting dogs, according to court documents filed Tuesday.

9:54 AM EST, November 27, 2007

Vick scheduled for local jury trial on April 2

Michael Vick will face charges related to dogfighting at a jury trial on April 2, and Purnell Peace will face a jury trial on March 5.

3:21 PM EST, November 20, 2007

Government seeks nearly $1 million from Vick

The bill for caring for Michael Vick's former fighting dogs is nearly $1 million, and the U.S. Attorney's Office wants to make sure Vick has the money to pay for it.

5:35 PM EST, November 19, 2007

Nov. 20, 2007: Michael Vick turns himself in, starts sentence early

Michael Vick turned himself in to U.S. Marshals Monday to start serving his jail time early on a federal dogfighting conspiracy charge.

5:50 PM EST, November 15, 2007


Vick's Surry dogfighting house sold, to be auctioned

The property at the center of the dogfighting investigation involving Michael Vick has sold for $450,000 and will go up for auction Dec. 15.

6:02 PM EST, November 13, 2007

12 dogs from Vick property go to Virginia Beach shelter

A dozen dogs seized from Michael Vick's Surry County property were transferred to the Virginia Beach SPCA for evaluation and potential adoption, according to the Humane Society of the United States.

4:12 PM EDT, October 26, 2007

Guardian seeks homes for pit bulls from Vick operation

Organizations interested in giving homes to pit bulls dogs seized from Michael Vick's dogfighting operation can submit applications by Nov. 12.

October 20, 2007

Ga. home of Vick for sale

Michael Vick's home in a gated, golf-course community in Duluth, Ga., is listed for sale at $4.5 million.

3:10 PM EDT, October 16, 2007

Third bank sues Michael Vick

A third bank is trying to recover money from Michael Vick.

October 16, 2007

Professor picked to decide Vick dogs' fates

The U.S. attorney's office has selected the person it hopes will oversee the fate of the remaining 48 pit bulls that investigators seized from Michael Vick's property in April.

12:16 PM EDT, October 10, 2007

Warwick High takes Vick's jersey out of trophy case

Michael Vick's old jersey has been removed from the trophy case at Warwick High School, where he starred at quarterback before going on to national fame at Virginia Tech and in the NFL.

9:32 AM EDT, October 3, 2007

Vick gets November court date for local charges

Michael Vick's attorney made a brief appearance in court this morning, and the case involving Vick's Surry County dogfighting charges was continued until Nov. 27.

12:23 PM EDT, October 3, 2007

Report says Falcons want Vick to repay $16 million

The Atlanta Falcons will seek to get $16 million in bonus money back from Michael Vick at a hearing tomorrow, ESPN is reporting.

October 2, 2007

Aggressive Vick dog may die

– One of the dogs seized from Michael Vick's Surry County property has exhibited "intense aggression" and should be euthanized, according to court documents.

6:07 PM EDT, September 26, 2007

Failed drug test is latest blow in Vick saga

Michael Vick seemed to have everything going for him just a few months ago -- endorsements, a 10-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons, a promising running game.

September 26, 2007

Surry's turn to indict Vick

Michael Vick's legal woes compounded Tuesday afternoon when a Surry grand jury indicted him and three associates on local charges related to dogfighting Tuesday afternoon.

8:37 PM EDT, September 24, 2007

Surry prosecutor says he wIll seek indictments in case at Vick property

The prosecutor in the rural county where Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick has admitted to bankrolling a dog-fighting operation plans to present "a host of bills of indictment" regarding the case to a grand jury on Tuesday.

11:29 PM EDT, September 19, 2007

Prosecutor: Michael Vick still likely to face local charges

Whether Michael Vick will face local charges next week is still up in the air.

Animal-rights groups want Vick to serve nearly 5 years

It's hard to tell whether animal-advocacy groups will sway the judge overseeing Michael Vick's sentencing on dogfighting, law professors said.

6:37 AM EDT, September 4, 2007

Vick attends church, works with young boys

Fallen NFL star Michael Vick is trying to show that he is making good on his assertion that he's turned his life over to God after pleading guilty to a federal dogfighting charge last week.

August 28, 2007

IN FEDERAL COURT: Vick apologizes

An hour after formally entering his guilty plea Monday before a judge in U.S. District Court in Richmond, a once-self-assured Michael Vick apologized to his teammates and fans, saying he took full responsibility for his actions and that he was disappointed in himself.

August 28, 2007

COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION: Friends and foes line the streets of Richmond

As the day began, Kim Graham of Hampton stood alone near the federal courthouse, holding aloft a sign that condemned Michael Vick - an image of two dogs ripping apart a No. 7 jersey.

August 28, 2007

UNANSWERED QUESTIONS: Short responses in court leave many questions unanswered

So he's pleaded guilty. That means this whole thing is over and we can all go back to our normal lives. No more gruesome details about dog-killing methods splashed across front pages and sports pages around the country, and none of us have to think about a rape stand again, right?

12:50 PM EDT, August 27, 2007

Falcons don't cut Vick, but Blank is 'disappointed'

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, calling himself "profoundly disappointed" in the wake of Michael Vick's guilty plea to federal dogfighting charges, said the team is not releasing the embattled quarterback but stopped short of committing himself to Vick's future with the team.

12:11 AM EDT, August 17, 2007

David Squires: No free pass for Vick

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick continues to get some of his most solid, staunch and creative support in the southeast Newport News community where he grew up.

August 17, 2007

Vick lawyers reportedly trying for plea deal

Michael Vick and his attorneys were still reportedly negotiating with federal prosecutors Thursday, hoping to strike a deal on a plea agreement, according to a lawyer familiar with the case.

August 17, 2007

NFL in waiting game

Roger Goodell wants to talk football. Michael Vick keeps getting in the way.

10:54 AM EDT, August 16, 2007

Q-and-A: What's next for Michael Vick?

What's next in the Michael Vick case? Here are some quick questions and answers.

August 16, 2007

Local charge against Vick is unlikely

It's not likely that NFL quarterback Michael Vick and his codefendants will face local charges, one legal expert said.

12:22 PM EDT, August 15, 2007

Inmate sues Vick for $63,000,000,000,000,000,000

An offbeat South Carolina prison inmate has filed a handwritten lawsuit seeking $63 quintillion from Michael Vick.

August 15, 2007

Plea hearing changed for Vick co-defendant

A plea agreement hearing set for Thursday for one of Michael Vick's co-defendants has been rescheduled for Friday.

8:42 AM EDT, August 15, 2007

PETA asks that Vick be banned from ever owning pets

Upon learning on Tuesday that Vick might be trying to negotiate a plea deal in the dogfighting investigation that has thrown his NFL career into jeopardy, Martin Mersereau -- manager of PETA's cruelty casework division -- wrote a letter to assistant U.S. attorney Michael Gill.

August 15, 2007

Is Vick seeking plea deal?

Will Michael Vick plead guilty?

August 9, 2007

Vick dogfighting case might be teaching tool

For nearly a month, it's been hard to avoid Michael Vick's name and the swirl of media attention he generates. The charges against the Atlanta Falcons quarterback have aroused strong feelings for and against him.

August 7, 2007

Toy lets dogs take a bite out of Vick

A Florida company is manufacturing dog chew toys that look like Michael Vick, but questions surround the toys' legality and the seller's motivations.

   Bad Newz: Where violence, Vick and football meet

August 5, 2007

   Bad Newz: Where violence, Vick and football meet

This is life's cadence one week in Bad Newz:

August 3, 2007

Fate of Vick dogs remains uncertain

While Michael Vick awaits his day in court, the 53 pit bulls at the center of the dogfighting case against the NFL quarterback are also waiting to find out their fate.

July 30, 2007

Vick co-defendant pleads guilty to dogfighting conspiracy charges

One of Michael Vick's co-defendants pleaded guilty Monday to federal dogfighting conspiracy charges in a plea agreement with prosecutors.

1:32 PM EDT, July 30, 2007

NAACP: Withhold judgment on Vick

Georgia leaders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People today urged the public not to judge Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick before he has his day in court.

July 27, 2007

Vick steps into storm of emotion

If the dogfighting charges against Michael Vick turn out to be true, Steve Stanaway can envision the appropriate punishment. It is not listed in the state code.

6:42 AM EDT, July 30, 2007

Investigators look for S. Carolina connection in Vick case

When William Frick was investigating one of the world's most notorious pit bull breeders in South Carolina in 2004, the former prosecutor for the South Carolina Attorney General's office stumbled upon a rumor involving a famous name.

6:47 AM EDT, July 30, 2007

Former coach Mora on Vick's troubles: 'I don't know how I feel.'

Jim Mora is so shocked about Michael Vick being indicted on federal dogfighting charges, the former Falcons coach doesn't know how he should feel about his ex-quarterback.

July 28, 2007

Nike shelves Vick deal; Reebok cuts shirt

Nike suspended its contract with Michael Vick on Friday, while Reebok took the unprecedented step of stopping sales of his No. 7 jersey.

July 28, 2007

Painting a new picture of Vick

The picture of Michael Vick depicted in court documents and news reports and by animal lovers is an ugly one.

PETA takes Vick protest to Atlanta today

7:00 AM EDT, July 23, 2007

PETA takes Vick protest to Atlanta today

After staging a protest at NFL headquarters in New York last week, today People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) invades Michael Vick's home turf.

9:51 AM EDT, July 18, 2007

Nike makes statement on Vick

Michael Vick's biggest endorsement deal is with shoe company Nike, which has stood by Vick throughout the dog-fighting investigation.

7:06 PM EDT, July 17, 2007

Humane Society calls indictment a coup

Animal rights activists, who had been pushing since April to send the Michael Vick dogfighting case before the federal government, say Tuesday's indictment was a coup.

July 17, 2007

July 17, 2007: Michael Vick indicted for his part in a dogfighting ring

Michael Vick is accused of being a party to dog fights with purses worth thousands of dollars, helping execute dogs that performed badly and turning his Surry County property into a dogfighting haven where members of his kennel could house their operation, according to an indictment issued by a federal grand jury against Vick and three others Tuesday.

July 17, 2007

Vick's cousin to go before grand jury

A cousin of Michael Vick will go before a Hampton grand jury in August on the drug charges that led to evidence of dogfighting at the Atlanta Falcons quarterback's Surry County home.

July 6, 2007

Feds detail dogfighting operation at Vick property

Federal authorities have filed court documents outlining an alleged dogfighting operation at a property owned by Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick.

June 8, 2007

Probe called 'a conspiracy'

Davon Boddie, a cousin of NFL quarterback and Newport News native Michael Vick, says he's sorry.

May 20, 2007

Shining light on dogfighting

Surry County, population 7,119, is made up farmers and longtimers mostly. It's a place where old-fashioned country stores sell sweet cream butter and country sausage.

May 19, 2007

Cool down on Vick, coach says

Michael Vick's former high school football coach says that the Atlanta Falcons quarterback is "hurting real bad" and that the media should back off from the unfolding story surrounding allegations of dogfights at a Surry County home once owned by Vick.

May 17, 2007: Signs point to dog fights at Vick house

May 17, 2007

May 17, 2007: Signs point to dog fights at Vick house

The Humane Society of the United States wonders why no charges have been filed yet in a dogfighting investigation that centers on the former Surry County property of NFL quarterback and Newport News native Michael Vick.

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