Michael Vick’s Latest Gig: FOX Sports NFL Analyst

Mike Vick ready to throw against the chargers

After spending the summer working as a coaching intern under former Eagles boss Andy Reid in Kansas City, Michael Vick has joined a new team.

The polarizing former Birds quarterback admitted to ESPN Insider Adam Schefter that he would love to coach in the NFL one day, but you won’t find the 2010 Comeback Player of the Year back on the sidelines this season. Instead, Vick – who famously spent 18 months in a federal prison after pleading guilty to dogfighting charges in 2007 – will be in the FOX Sports studio providing NFL analysis from a former player’s perspective. Read more »

Michael Vick to Lobby for Pa. Animal Protection Bill

Michael Vick

Michael Vick, during his Eagles playing days.| Jeff Fusco

Michael Vick is doing a good deed for dogs.

Vick, who pleaded guilty in 2007 to charges stemming from a dogfighting ring he ran during the early part of his NFL career — he ended up serving time in federal prison — posted a message to his Facebook page with a link to a petition supporting a Pennsylvania House bill that would allow cops to break a car’s windows if a dog were left inside on a hot day. A spokesperson for Vick says he will lobby in Harrisburg in favor of the legislation.

Pennsylvania House Bill 1516, which has bipartisan support, makes is a summary offense to leave a dog in a car on a hot day. It also allows “a police officer, a volunteer or professional
fireman, humane officer, security guard or other first responder” to damage the car — by breaking its windows, most commonly — in order to get the dog out of it. Neither the first responders nor their agencies would be liable for any damage to the car. Read more »

Michael Vick’s Camp Still Sensitive About the Whole Dog Torture Thing

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Photo | Jeff Fusco

It has been six years since Michael Vick walked out of federal prison, where he was locked up for his involvement in a dogfighting conspiracy, and I — like most law-abiding people who don’t beat animals — haven’t forgotten about those charges. So when I received an email on Tuesday inviting me to a James Bond-themed “Michael Vick Weekend,” complete with a black-tie gala and golf outing, I took a moment to respond.

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