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?
Pittsburgh Steelers and former UGA receiver Hines Ward was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol early Saturday morning in Atlanta.
The incident occurred in DeKalb County and according to authorities, Ward was pulled over around 2:30 a.m. on Buford Highway near Briarwood Road after an officer noticed his Aston Martin failing to maintain lane and hitting a curb.
Ward was issued a field sobriety test and failed. He refused to take a breathalyzer test but told officers he’d been partying at a downtown club, and had only had two drinks.
Ward, 35, was booked into DeKalb County jail and charged with DUI charge at around 3:41 a.m. Saturday (July 9, 2011) and was later released on $1,000 bail, posted by his longtime friend/banker Corey Allen.
In a statement released by Ward’s agent, he expressed remorse over the incident but claims he wasn’t under the influence of alcohol… Continue Reading…
All my close friends know that Shaquille O’neal was the boo in my way head way before Shaunie, Superhead & Hoopz came along, so imagine my utter shock & dismay to hear that my fictional ex was a hoe! *gasp*
NBA Legend Dominique Wilkins’ court side brawl and his opponent’s mugshot has him labeled everything from ‘the next heavyweight champ’ to deadbeat.
Click here for the full story, but long story short, Nique landed a hard punch to the face of Rashan S. Michel, who was arrested and charged with simple battery after a brawl between the two occurred after Wednesday night’s Atlanta Hawks game.
Michel is adamant that their dispute was over a bad debt and it’s far from over!
Check out what Michel has to say about his next steps PLUS video of the fight below: Continue Reading…
Last night twitter was abuzz with activity after NBA Hall of Famer an former Atlanta Hawk Dominque Wilkins was allegedly attacked after last night’s Hawks game.
[Sidebar: The photo above was taken at last week’s game against the Bulls but I thought I’d use it since it’s oh so relevant to the story. 😆 ]
But I digress…
NBA.com’s Sekou Smith sent the following series of tweets last night alerting all to the altercation, stating Wilkins got in three “solid” punches during the brief fight, while his assailant landed none.
Well I dunno what Nique’ looks like this morning but his “attacker” looks like he got a severe beat down!!