Michael Vick has been released from federal custody, but there are more judgements to be made on the fate of his NFL career.
According to the Associated Press, his ankle monitor came off July 20 meaning he’s now a free man. Shortly after his release, Michael went to a federal courthouse in Norfolk, Virginia, where they filled out paperwork for his probation.
Michael now faces the task of restarting his football career. That could prove to be a tall order to fill; training camps for veteran players open in about a week.
The baller must first convince NFL commissioner Roger Goodell that he’s changed his ways and is now ready to play. The quarterback has been suspended indefinitely from the NFL for his involvement with a dogfighting ring.
"The review of his status is ongoing, but we are providing no other details at this time," said a league rep.
Before a final decision can be made, Michael and Roger would need to meet in person. That’s something the commissioner said he wouldn’t do until after the suspended player had completely served his time.
If Michael can get Roger on board with reinstating him, the next step would be to go to the teams to see who would be interested in adding him to their roster.
"It is going to take a lot of hard work," said Jerricho Cotchery of the New York Jets. "He is a talented player, so someone will give him a shot. He just has to take advantage of it."
Two teams that aren’t interested in picking Michael up are the New York Giants and the New York Jets. Both teams have said their openings for quarterbacks have been filled.
– Sonya Eskridge