Arena Football Team Rescinds Offer to Vick

Owner disapproves of publicity stunt
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 29, 2009 8:20 PM CDT
In this Dec. 31, 2006 file photo, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick grimaces on the sideline during the second half of a football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia.   (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy, File)
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(Newser) – The owner of an arena football team has rescinded an offer to Michael Vick, the Albany Times Union reports. "Can you imagine him playing for $200 a week?” asked the owner of the Albany Firebirds. The Af2 team generated plenty of buzz when it announced the offer, but owner Walter Robb says it was done without his knowledge. "I certainly would not have approved it if I had known it was even being joked about," he said. "I'm a dog lover and I don't want anything to do with (Vick)."