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SteelerBee43
04-02-2009, 04:12 PM
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - A lawyer for suspended NFL star Michael Vick (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/player/69083) told a bankruptcy court Thursday that the former Atlanta Falcons (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/team/atlanta-falcons) quarterback has lined up a construction job for when he gets out of prison.

Fall from grace




Vick, 28, appeared in court for the first time in his bankruptcy case to explain to a judge how he plans to emerge from his financial problems. Before the hearing began, he turned around to wave and smile at family members sitting in the courtroom. He is expected to testify before the proceeding wraps up on Friday.
"You will hear from Mr. Vick his future intentions, how he's going to change the way he lives his life," his lawyer, Michael Blumenthal, told U.S. Bankrputcy Judge Frank J. Santoro.
Vick is serving a 23-month sentence for bankrolling a dogfighting ring, and his bankruptcy plan is based on the goal of returning to a professional football career. He briefly left a federal prison in Kansas to attend the hearing. He's scheduled to be released from custody in July, but could be sent to home confinement in late May.
Blumenthal said when Vick is released, he plans to work 40 hours a week for a construction company. He did not disclose the wage or give any other details about the type of work that Vick will be performing.
Vick once was the NFL's highest-paid player and among its most popular. But details about the brutality of Vick's dogfighting enterprise enraged the public and helped destroy his finances, which court records show were already in serious disarray because of lavish spending and poor investments.
Earlier this week, Vick and the Falcons (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/team/atlanta-falcons) agreed that he would pay back $6.5 million of his Atlanta contract, moving closer to cutting ties with a team that doesn't want him. But how and when Vick might begin a professional comeback isn't clear. Vick was suspended indefinitely after his 2007 indictment, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has said he will review Vick's status after he is released.
A committee representing most of Vick's unsecured creditors has endorsed his Chapter 11 plan because the alternative — a Chapter 7 liquidation of his assets — would not provide them any portion of his future earnings. But some other parties, including a former agent who won a $4.6 million judgment against Vick, opposed the plan.
Under his bankruptcy plan, Vick would keep the first $750,000 of his salary, and creditors would get part of any additional earnings.
Most objections to Vick's bankruptcy plan have been resolved, his lawyer said.
Among them is the U.S. Labor Department's complaint that Vick improperly spent $1.3 million from the pension plan of one of his companies, MV7, a celebrity marketing company. A settlement calls for Vick to waive his participation in the pension plan and restore some of the money.
Vick is eligible for transfer to home confinement with electronic monitoring around May 21. That would allow him to serve the last two months of his sentence at his Hampton home in eastern Virginia, one of two houses he would be allowed to keep under his bankruptcy plan.


I would love to be his boss....

DahBurgh
04-02-2009, 04:53 PM
The fact that Vick even thinks he could handle being a construction worker is hilarious, the only reason he is saying that is part of his plan is because he thinks there is no doubt that he is going to be back in the NFL, while everyone else in the world realizes there is a slim chance of Vick returning to the NFL, but its most likely not gonna happen. If Vick thinks he actually has a shot at being a successful hard working construction worker that is one of the funniest things I have ever heard.

Silverback 92
04-02-2009, 05:13 PM
I'm sure he will be building some of the finest dog fighting arenas known to man in no time

Silverback 92
04-29-2009, 01:42 PM
I saw on fox sports some arena team offered him a 200 dollars a week and 50 bucks extra for a win to come play for them, BUT he would also have to donate 100k to the local humane society . Thats Ruff !!

TampaSteelGirl
04-29-2009, 01:52 PM
Man...can you imagine driving down the road seeing him hold one of those traffic stop signs??? :yesnod:

Bucsfan4ever
04-29-2009, 02:25 PM
Man...can you imagine driving down the road seeing him hold one of those traffic stop signs??? :yesnod:


Hope he can spell SLOW and STOP or he might get them confused!:lol:

Silverback 92
04-29-2009, 06:58 PM
Man...can you imagine driving down the road seeing him hold one of those traffic stop signs??? :yesnod:

is that work release in florida

Scorp
04-29-2009, 07:42 PM
He'll know the real meaning of back breaking work. Welcome to the real world pal. Earn your money the american way.......the hard way bitch.

Steel Trap86
04-30-2009, 04:03 PM
yaa haha i heard about him getting offered to play in that arena football league also. a team offered him the minimum salary $200 a week and a $50 bonus if u win. LOL bit of a paycut there, i think that was an unvitation.

BFISHIN80
05-07-2009, 03:00 AM
Wouldn't it be Hilarius if Vick played for the Browns....

SteelersCA314
05-07-2009, 04:56 AM
Oh come on people, give him a break....................and a bone!

--- Added 5/7/2009 at 03:56 AM ---

Oh come on people, give him a break......................and a bone!

Silverback 92
05-10-2009, 08:21 AM
Tony Dungy went out to see him ,hopefully Vick is smart enough to pick up what ever the message was Dungy laid down. Its up to Vick I guess to turn it around, no doubt it wont be easy. Most of us believe he got what he deserved ..Me included !!

lloydfan4life
05-10-2009, 09:44 AM
Wouldn't it be Hilarius if Vick played for the Browns....

He'd fit in much better with the Bengals! :lol:

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q308/ajvc82/Bengals.jpg