Michael Vick was sentenced this morning and was ordered to serve 23 months in prison. Tough for him as he is already 27 years old and he will be scheduled for release in October 2009. He will be 29 and in the middle of a football season. He won't be able to catch on a team until the following year when he will be 30. Who is going to want a 30 year old QB that has pretty much relied on his speed and athleticism as opposed to an accurate arm that has been out of the league for 3 years.
He deserved the punishment. I don't really feel sad for him but I do feel sad that the situation took place in the first place. He was an athlete at the top of his game and this would have been the prime of his career and he has thrown it all away. Not to mention his financial woes. According to court documents, the Atlanta Falcons are attempting to recoup bonus money from his 10-year, $130 million football contract, Vick is in default on a $1.3 million bank loan for a wine store, and two other banks have filed suits seeking repayment of a $4.5 million in loans and lines of credit.
He threw it all away.