I think it's time for a Michael Vick update. The reason for this update is that every 2-3 weeks I get a comment or e-mail or something from a Michael Vick fan saying that Michael Vick is the best (well, da best) and curses me for disrespecting him. Yeah...whatever.
Anyway, things look bleak for the former Virginia Tech standout and NFL bust. Not only has he been indefinitely suspended from the NFL and facing jail time, an arbitrator for the Atlanta Falcons recently ruled that the team is entitled to recoup $19.9 million from him. Do you know how many times you have to correctly guess the winning dog to make them kinda bones?
Of course, Vick is taking it all in stride, continuing with his normal activities despite the increased scrutiny on his every move. That is why he got busted for smoking marijuana back in September. Oh, that Michael Vick sure is a smart one.
Lastly, several banks are suing Vick. Despite the highly touted "highest paid player in the NFL" position Vick held, it is very likely he'll be declaring bankruptcy in the near future. 1st Source Bank, based in South Bend, Indiana, claimed in a federal lawsuit that it had suffered damages of at least $2 million as Vick and Divine Seven LLC of Atlanta had refused to pay for at least 130 vehicles.
And Wachovia Bank filed suit in U.S. District Court in Atlanta seeking about $940,000 from Vick and Gerald Frank Jenkins, a business partner and their Atlantic Wine & Package LLC. The bank claims the two have defaulted on a May 2006 loan of $1.3 million to set up a wine shop and restaurant and have not made scheduled payments since his federal indictment in July.
So, there you have it. An update on Michael Vick and his historic fall from grace. I will be the first to admit that I never was a Michael Vick fan. He played for Virginia Tech and ran a lot but never was a great quarterback. Quite frankly, I always thought he was overrated and a bit of a thug. But I never foresaw all of this. It's all pretty surreal.