was fined $5,000, had to pay $928,073 and had totake a drug/alcoholtreatment program("Animal Fighting CaseStudy: Michael Vick.").To say the least, this wasVicks’ low point of hislife. He was going tomiss two seasons of theleague he had dominatedfor six seasons. On topof that, he went bankruptdue to the massiveamount of money he hadto pay ("Animal FightingCase Study: MichaelVick.").
Since being indicted,Vick has really tried tomake up for his pastactions. He has workedwith organizations likethe Boys and Girls Clubsof the Virginia Peninsulatalking to children abouthis story and what he hasdone. He tries to getthem to understand thatthe road he went down isnot theone theyshouldgo down(McGlone). Vick realizeswhat he has done in the past is wrong, and he isfocused on making thefuture generations notget involved in the thingshe did. Vick has alsoworked with the HumaneSociety. He goes aroundto different troubledlocations telling his storyand what people can donot to get involved in bad organizations likethe one he was in("Michael Vick and TheHSUS Call on Feds toCrack Down on AnimalFighting Spectators : TheHumane Society of theUnited States.").
As of now, Vick hasmade a completecomeback. His work inthe community and newattitude and behavior have impressed the NFLCommissioner Roger Goodell enough for himtoreinstateVick back into the NFL. Notonly hasVick been reinstated, hehas been signed by an NFL team, thePhiladelphiaEagles. He isn’t justa backupquarterback either,he is now their franchise quarterback,the face of the team, andis building a winningtradition in Philadelphia.He is also working withthe community inPhiladelphia steeringchildren in the rightdirection.
His first year inPhilly
His first year inPhiladelphia in 2009didn’t go that smoothly.Much controversy arosefrom the public. Many people did not want himto play ever again due tohis past actions, andothers thought he hadearned his way back to playing. He sat behindthe starting quarterback,Donovan Mcnabb, andgot limited playing time.He was not as successfulas the old Vick, and itlooked like he had losthis athleticism while being in jail(Munson).
In 2010, things changed.The starting quarterback was going to be KevinKolb going into theseason, but after he got aconcussion during thefirst game, Vick got hischance to finally startand he took fulladvantage (Munson). Hewent on to have amagical season, shockingthe whole football worldwith his speed andathleticism. It appeared