At this point, everyone knows the Michael Vick story.
The Virginia Tech product, was drafted number one overall by the Atlanta Falcons in 2001. He came into the NFL and immediately began to create a following.
Vick was special. He had running back speed and his arm was touched by the football gods. Vick, although only completing a full season once, was handed a $135 million contract by Arthur Blank and those Falcons in 2004.
Three years later, the quarterback would find himself in jail serving a 23-month sentence for dogfighting.
Michael Vick was released from prison and granted a second chance at life and football when the Andy Reid led Eagles signed him to a two-year contract in 2009.
The Virginia natives signing with the Eagles was met with both anger and skepticism. People were attacking the Eagles for signing Vick and attacking Vick for his past transgressions.
So how now, in 2013, has Vick been (mostly) forgiven and revered for his leadership of both the team and as a man?
The answer is simple. Money.
According to TMZ, Michael Vick worked hard on his public image to the tune of $111,317!
The plan was simple, get Michael Vick out in the public eye in …read more
Via: Eagles Faithful