Posted by Bossip Staff
Start dusting off your number 7 jerseys, y’all, Michael Vick will be exiting the big house and heading to his own crib very shortly:
Michael Vick has been approved for release to home confinement, possibly in May, a government official told the Associated Press.
The NFL quarterback is serving a 23-month federal prison sentence in Leavenworth, Kan., for his role in a dogfighting operation based at a home that he owned in Virginia.
The AP report has not been independently verified.
Vick’s attorneys had indicated in bankruptcy court proceedings that they expected Vick to be transferred to a halfway house in Virginia for the final portion of his prison term.
But according to the AP, there’s no bed space available so Vick instead could be released to his Virginia home as soon as May 21. Vick would be on electronic monitoring and would be permitted to leave home only for activities approved by his probation officer, the AP reported.
Vick had been scheduled to be released from prison in July.
He remains on indefinite suspension by the NFL. Commissioner Roger Goodell would have to rule on Vick’s eligibility to play before Vick could resume his NFL career.
Vick remains under contract to the Atlanta Falcons but the team has announced that it intends to try to trade him. Vick possibly could be released by the Falcons, leaving him free to sign with any interested team, if they’re unable to trade him.
Well, it’s about doggone time. This man deserves an opportunity to resurrect himself just like everyone else who f*cks up in America.
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