Mike Vick’s felony dog fighting sentence is over. The former Falcon was serving the last of his 23 month sentence on home confinement which began in June and officially ended Monday. While on confinement Vick wore an electronic monitor on his leg and worked a $10-an hour construction job before working for a local Boys and Girls Club in Hampton, Virginia. Now that his monitor will be removed, he has the chance to be reinstated into the NFL if Commissioner Roger Goodell allows him.
Goodell suspended Vick indefinitely in 2007. If approved, Vick will have to lobby for a position with an NFL team just not with The Atlanta Falcons who officially released Vick in June. Falcons’ General manager Thomas Dimitroff made a statement saying:
“”Michael remains suspended by the NFL; however in the event NFL commissioner Roger Goodell decides to reinstate Michael, we feel his best opportunity to re-engage his football career would be at another club.”
Of course he’s not fully off the hook; because that would make too much sense. Instead he’ll be on probation for three years and faces a three year suspended sentence from Virginia. The suspended sentence is basically a warning that says if he messes up on his probation, they’ll be happy to put him back in jail. No worries Vick, keep doing what you’re doing and hopefully they’ll finally get off your back.