Michael Vick is hoping to reduce his 23-month sentence on a federal dogfighting conviction.
His attorney says the suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback has
entered a drug treatment program at the U.S. Bureau of Prisons
minimum security facility in Leavenworth, Kansas.
Vick was moved from Virginia to Kansas earlier Monday.
Vick tested positive for marijuana in September while he was on
supervised release following his guilty plea. According to bureau
policies, residential drug treatment programs take place in units
set apart from the general prison population and lasting at least
500 hours over a six- to 12-month period.
If Vick is granted early release, he could be ready to play in
the 2009 football season, but he is currently suspended without pay
by the NFL.
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