Michael Vick Indicted
Former NFL star Michael Vick is playing football in prison. This isn't the plot for comedian Adam Sandler's film "The Longest Yard." In the movie pro football player Adam Sandler gets convicted of a crime and plays prison football. Former Atlanta Falcons QB Michael Vick is serving hard time in Leavenworth prison on a criminal dogfighting ring charge. Some people believe that his sentence was pretty steep, especially when you have celebrities getting caught in other crimes who get fines or stints in rehab instead of prison.
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Michael Vick has a new job and is playing football again. The money is not quite the same and the records of the players are a bit different, too.
Falcons owner Arthur Blank has been communicating by letter with Vick, who is at the United States Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kan., incarcerated at the facility's minimum security satellite prison camp.
Blank told the Daily News that Vick writes that he is washing pots and pans for 12 cents an hour. He was sentenced to 23 months in December after pleading guilty to federal dogfighting charges.
And in a scene straight out of the Longest Yard, Blank says Vick is playing football at Leavenworth. That's one way to pass his time and keep his arm loose. He's likely the first player picked when the inmates are choosing up sides or the guards are choosing up sides for them. Vick's sprinter speed surely comes in handy just in case a dog-loving inmate thinks it's cool to sack an NFL quarterback and break his shoulder.
"He is staying in shape,” Blank told The News. "Apparently, there was a prison football team and he played quarterback for both sides.” image source