michael vick oprah Michael Vick signs $100M contract with Philadelphia Eagles

Only a year ago, Michael Vick was the man who threw away $100 million. Now, he’s got a second chance and a second $100 million.

According to sources, the Philadelphia Eagles have signed the quarterback to a 6-year, $100 million dollar contract with $40 million dollars guaranteed.  

In 2005, Vick signed a 10-year, $130 million dollar mega-deal with the Atlanta Falcons but lost it all when he was convicted for his role in a brutal dog-fighting ring.  Vick went bankrupt and spent 18 months in jail.  He returned to the NFL as a third string quarterback before embarking on a meteoric rise back to the top: he led the Eagles to the NFC championship game, was named to the Pro Bowl and received the Comeback Player of the Year Award. 

Hopefully, Vick can stay out of trouble and represent the best of what can happen if we commit ourselves to righting our past wrongs.

Posted by:janderson