Vick Back on Gridiron—in Prison

Falcons owner Blank says disgraced QB 'sounds good' in letters from Leavenworth
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2008 1:48 PM CDT
Atlanta Falcons' quarterback Michael Vick (7) embraces Green Bay Packers' quarterback Brett Favre following their NFC Wildcard game in Green Bay, Wis., in this Jan. 4, 2003 file photo. The Falcons won...   (AP Photo/Darren Hauck)
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(Newser) – Michael Vick is said to be doing well in prison, washing pots and pans for 12 cents an hour and playing football à la The Longest Yard, the New York Daily News reports. Vick has been in touch by letter with Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, who says the former quarterback seems penitent, and of sound mind.

"Apparently, there was a prison football team and he played quarterback for both sides,” Blank said of Vick, who could be out in July, 2009, at age 29. "He's sorry he has affected so many people in a negative way—the league, our club, our fans. He feels awful about that. The letters sound quite sincere to me."