The Philadelphia Eagles Have reportedly agreed to a new 6-year, $100 million contract with quarterback Michael Vick.
The deal completes Vick’s comeback a little more than two years after getting out of prison on dogfighting charges.
Vick’s conviction and jail time cost him most of his previous $130 million contract (then the richest in league history) that he signed with the Atlanta Falcons earlier in his career.
Of course, as with all NFL contracts the length and advertised dollar amount are meaningless. Even if Vick is still an Eagle in six years (unlikely), he will almost certainly get a new, renegotiated contract before then.
What does matter is the guaranteed money: $40 million. No matter what happens on the field. (source)
Do you feel Mike Vick’s new contract is well deserved?
In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick offers some much needed advice to embattled singer Chris Brown.
Mike’s road to redemption was a tough one, so who better to share wisdom than someone who has already been through the fire?
Mike is also no stranger to a comeback, with supporters like President Obama even offering praise for his diligent rise after such a hard tumble and while Chris Brown is a highly talented individual who seems to want to rise above the negativity attached to his name, that GMA meltdown was evidence to all that his anger issues may eventually become his downfall.
Check out the wise words Vick offers Chris Brown in the video below: Continue Reading…
After being placed in the middle of a betting war between battling talk show hosts, Michael Vick has decided to take a moment to consider his options!
According to TMZ, the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback had called and canceled plans to do a sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey, but later released a statement saying he was putting Lady “O” on pause…
After careful consideration, I will need to postpone the taping of the Oprah Winfrey interview scheduled for February 22. I admire and respect Oprah and hope to be able to participate in an interview in the future.
No word on when “the future” will be in this case. I wonder if all that betting stuff got to him?
Word on the street is that Lady “O” was actually only able to land that exclusive interview with Michael Vick after she publicly agreed to drop the bet.
The two television personalities had placed a small wager on who would be the first to sit down with the reformed football star since his return to the field, but Morgan says Vick’s people demanded the bet be canceled because they didn’t want the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback associated with gambling.
So to rectify the situation, Oprah hit up twitter and sent Morgan a message so her 5Million+ followers would see… Continue Reading…
Michael Vick may have ended the NFL season on a losing note in the playoffs, but he just made a winner out of Oprah Winfrey… at least he will next week.
Winfrey made a lil wager with with Piers Morgan that she’d beat Larry King’s CNN replacement in landing the Vick interview. She bet him “200-pounds” during Morgan’s first show (“200 pounds” stems from Morgan being a Brit) and Vick’s appearance next week makes Miss O the winner of the bet. [Sidebar: As if Oprah EVER loses… ]
Vick , who served 18 months in prison over a dogfighting operation, is scheduled to sit down for a one-on-one interview with Oprah on Feb. 24th to discuss, amongst other things, his prison time for dog-fighting crimes, and how he’s turned his life around.
Vick was reinstated to the NFL for the 2009 season and has been doing public-service work with organizations like PETA and the Humane Society, every since his release.
Mike’s story is a classic tale of redemption and I, for one, will be sitting front and center watching him on Oprah. I hope he doesn’t shed any tears…