It’s Back to the Slammer for Michael Vick

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It’s back to the doghouse for Michael Vick as a judge said “nope” in response to a bid to keep him in VA to deal with his bankruptcy woes:

Michael Vick will head back to a Kansas prison after a judge rejected an effort Tuesday to keep the suspended NFL star in Virginia to work on a new bankruptcy plan.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Frank J. Santoro denied a motion Tuesday to require Vick to attend an April 28 status hearing on his case in Newport News. Vick’s lawyers had hoped such an order would prompt U.S. marshals to leave him at the Western Tidewater Regional Jail in southeastern Virginia until then.

Santoro had ordered Vick to testify in person at a hearing last week, but the judge ruled Tuesday that he did not need Vick at the next hearing because no evidence will be presented. Vick and his lawyers are developing a new plan for the 28-year-old former Atlanta Falcons quarterback to pay back his creditors after Santoro rejected Vick’s Chapter 11 reorganization plan on Friday.

“It just means he’s going to end up back in Leavenworth, and we’ll have to deal with the case long-distance,” said Paul Campsen, one of Vick’s bankruptcy attorneys.

Vick remained in the Suffolk jail late Tuesday afternoon, and it was unclear when he will be returning to the federal penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kan., where he is serving a 23-month sentence for bankrolling a dogfighting ring. Vick is scheduled for transfer to home confinement in Hampton, Va., on May 21 and for release from federal custody July 20.

Vick’s lawyers have frequently lamented that the distance between their East Cost offices and Leavenworth has made his case exceedingly difficult to manage. Campsen said someone from Vick’s legal team will be traveling to Kansas to work with him before the status hearing.

Santoro said Friday that Vick’s plan to repay his creditors was not feasible, largely because there is no assurance that Vick will be able to resume his once-lucrative NFL career. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has said only that he will review Vick’s status after he is released from prison.

Vick’s bankruptcy plan would have allowed him to keep the first $750,000 of his annual salary. Creditors would get part of any amount over that.

Santoro was also troubled by the plan’s reliance on money from speculative film and book deals to make $1 million in payments that will be due as soon as the plan takes effect, along with millions in other expenses Vick would soon face. He calculated that Vick would need to earn $7.5 million to $8 million annually to break even over the next three years.

But the only income Vick can count on in the near future is the $10 an hour he will earn in a construction job that is part of his probation.

Santoro suggested that a new, more realistic bankruptcy plan should start with Vick selling one or both of the luxury homes and the three cars he wanted to keep.

Keep ya head up, bruh. Soon enough you’ll be back to running around on the field like a pack of hounds are chasing you. SMH

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  • Cass

    YEAH! Keep him there.

  • tah

    the NFL is gonna drop him, cuase if he do go back to the NFL he is gonna get major flack and the NFL dont want this kinda heat on them

  • Harold E

    Damn shame what his life has become because of fake friends , family dat only supports u for the money, and Corrupt legal system that can take away 150 mill for dogs as opposed to just arresting him and fine-ing him like any regular person. Not saying he shouldnt pay ”financially” too but we all know if it was a Walgreens manager or a middles income person. Millions wouldnt be charged for them for the same crime.

  • Harold E

    lady in Chicago just got caught last 1 month ago w/ a worse scenario that vick had, killed waaay more animals in a span of 10 years….u know what she got??? 6 mnths jail, 2 yrs probation and $600.00 fine.

  • kill marry screw

    I dont undestand why people want Mike Vick out of jail. If it was a regular person doing what he was doing they would be in jail. I mean he hung dogs if they lost fights. If someone can do that to an animal without any remorse what can they do to people?

  • You Smell Me??

    @ Tah,

    What kind of heat? This is the same league that Plaxico and Pacman are in. NY (Jets) needs a quarterback that needs to prove himself.

    Now I think Ima go hunting for some, elk, bears, deers, geese, and turkeys just for sport…

  • Wenzel Dashington

    Ron Mexico

  • Sawyer

    All this over dead dogs, yet Bush and Chaney are walking the streets happy, wealthy and free?! Talk about the Twilight Zone!

  • Geez us!

    Damn shame what they’re doing to this man!! Did he kill an innocent HUMAN life?! Geez us give the man a break!

  • Shawne08

    I 100% agree with You Smell Me?!!!

  • Pseudo Baby-hair.....(why does Young Dro SOUND like he stanks????)

    Man…this dude has paid for this nonsense already….man he should have just tried to buy some machine guns or something…damn!

  • Slice of Life

    Seems like society care more about a dog than a human being.

  • 420pimp

    Yeah this is ridiculous. I mean he did the dogs wrong I mean real wrong. I wouldn’t wish what happened to the dogs on any other animal or human, but it is an animal. The spca kill dogs everyday because they are over crowded. No its not vicious but it is killing. I agree that they are trying to make an example out of him…..i mean he has done way more than enough time and has lost his NFL career with no garauntee he will get it back. He did some idiotic sh!t and im sure he knows that. Fine the man, give him probation and let him get on with whats left of his life. I don’t condone what he did but this is ridiculous. Any Joe Smoe would get a fine, probation and probably wouldn’t be able to have dogs ever again. Come on my tax dollars are keeping him in jail for dogs. I need my money. If you aint heard its a recession.

  • dfiestyone

    @ Eryca K, Slice of Life, and 420pimp, I concur with you 300%!!!
    I shed a few tears for this brother because it really doesn’t make any sense how they are tearing that man’s life apart over a freaking dog… you have got to be kidding me!!! I will shoot or run over every damn dog that I see for now on!!!!

  • dfiestyone

    Oh yeah, I love you MV7 please keep your head up!!! “No weapon formed against you shall prosper”, remember that!!!
    Keep the faith and everything is going to work out for you, I truly believe that!! My mom always said that whatever doesn’t kill you, it will make you stronger and I believe that in your case. You will rise again, I have faith in you!! I LOVE YOU MIKE!!!

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