Michael Vick Out Of Prison

A person familiar with the release details says suspended NFL star Michael Vick has left a Kansas prison to begin home confinement in Virginia.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no public announcement has been made. The person said Vick left the federal
penitentiary at Leavenworth before dawn Wednesday.

He had been serving a 23-month sentence for financing a dogfighting ring. He will spend the last two months of the term on electronic monitoring at his five-bedroom home in Hampton, Va.

The former Atlanta Falcons quarterback is expected to be released from federal custody July 20, but he will be on probation for three years. He hopes to persuade NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to reinstate him.


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  • by Mr C Location: kinston.NC on May 26, 2009 at 10:45 PM
    Well smoking pot and beening the best swimer in the world is a good role model.But Vick have to be a street thug.Well i will just smoke pot and live at the pool..
  • by Susan Location: Washington,NC on May 26, 2009 at 04:19 PM
    The only thing Michael Vick is sorry for is getting caught & having to serve time...Instead of a multimillion contract,let him get out & work rescuing animals to see what he put these poor dogs through...No sympathy here & I hope the NFL has better sense than to want this street thug back...
  • by C on May 25, 2009 at 06:35 PM
    To PitBullDad: I see what you mean, but many of these postings are really just on-going conversations. Have'nt you ever had an actual face-to-face talk with someone where one topic just sort of segued into another ? The same thing happens on this website. No big deal, is it ? Respectfully, C
  • by PitBullDad Location: LaGrange on May 25, 2009 at 02:09 PM
    It amazes me that no matter what an article is about you people turn in into a personal argument about 900,000,000 other opinions. The article had no bearing on abortion, cruelty to humans, the color of the grass in central park, or any of the other non-related personal agendas. That being said, I don't see how he can be seen as an appropriate role model for all the young football fans any more than a convicted drug user or murderer on the big screen. I also feel that anyone to be as cruel to ANYTHING as to electrocute or drown it, human, dog, whatever, should be in a mental facility instead of on house arrest. This is one sick twisted p.o.s. being allowed to return to society. If he can do this to an animal without a consience, what would stop him from doing it to another human?
  • by C on May 25, 2009 at 12:35 PM
    Just an observation..thousands of innocent unborn babies are murdered in this country every year in the name of "a woman's right to choose". This is cruelty of the worst possible sort, and you'd think we'd wake up and be outraged over it. However, it seems that "animal cruelty" upsets a WHOLE lot more people than this "human cruelty" does. Bottom line: Our society cares more about animals than humans. Anyone else notice something seriously wrong here ?
  • by Concerned Location: Eastern North Carolina on May 24, 2009 at 10:50 AM
    What a tragedy they let him out. I'm sure it is because he is a sports hero to some. Now he will probably get to play ball again although he should not. If he does he should be placed in an enclosed environment with 11 pit bulls that are not fond of humans and c how many touchdowns he can make or passes he can complete. Talk has it that the naacp and aclu helped in getting him such a short sentence and is now working on getting him back in ball!!!! WITN may can check this out and let us know.
  • by Are You Serious Location: Kinston on May 24, 2009 at 07:09 AM
    YOUR WELCOME
  • by fedup on May 24, 2009 at 07:04 AM
    The guy not only did time but it cost him millions of dollars. The punishment just doesn't fit the crime. So let's at least give him a chance to get some part of his life back. There were some guys in our home town that were busted for the same crime, what did they get, only probation for 4 years and it cost them nothing in dollars compared to Vick. The man made a mistake paid more than anyone should have to so let's let him move on. Oh and I would love to him play for the panthers!!
  • by zoban1 Location: Ar on May 23, 2009 at 09:21 PM
    Thank you. Finally something we do agree on!
  • by helicopter on May 23, 2009 at 08:42 PM
    To Teresa who suggests we should be helping the homeless etc. What are you doing, are you going out to help the less fortunate???
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