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Michael Vick Released By Atlanta Falcons: At Long Last

Published by on June 12, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

After six years, two playoff appearances, three Pro Bowls, $60 million, and 23 months in prison, the Atlanta Falcons have decided to formally release quarterback Michael Vick.

The former No. 1 overall pick signed a 10-year, $130 million contract in 2004.

Vick’s release ultimately removes the Atlanta Falcons from further Vick-related headlines as he continues to search for a job in the NFL (pending his reinstatement).

Before the 2006 season, Vick was arrested in connection with a Virginia dog fighting ring that he had helped finance and operate. He was sentenced to nearly two years in federal prison.

The Falcons maintained Vick’s contractual rights throughout the messy ordeal, hopin...

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