Bankrupt Vick Shops His Memoir

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 29, 2009 8:21 PM CDT
In this Aug. 27, 2007 file photo, Atlanta Falcons football player Michael Vick leaves federal court after pleading guilty to a dogfighting charge in Richmond, Va.   (AP Photo/Steve Helber, Pool, File)
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(Newser) – Former Atlanta Falcons star Michael Vick is shopping around a memoir that will likely "be a big mea culpa," Rush & Molloy write in the New York Daily News. The bankrupt quarterback has a tale to tell—from poverty to stardom to a 23-month prison sentence on dog-fighting charges—but must show public contrition if hopes to play pro ball again, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has said.

“What will he call his book, ‘Vick: One Lucky Dog’?” growled PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk. “If Vick has started writing this book while in jail, the proceeds should fall under the rule that says a felon can’t profit from his murderous deeds.” But Vick's victims were canine, so the "Son of Sam" law—designed to stop criminals from profiting on their crimes—likely doesn't apply, Rush & Molloy write.