A federal bankruptcy judge has denied the Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan presented by suspended NFL quarterback Michael Vick. Are we surprised?
Vick was told;
“Put together a plan that’s doable, This plan does not work.”
Vick was told to come up with $750,000 to $1 million in “good, hard cash” to be paid to creditors on the day it would go into effect, but he saw no evidence that Vick could come up with that much money.
The judge’s ruling comes a day after Vick’s lawyer said the suspended quarterback will go to work for a construction company in Newport News, Virginia, after he leaves federal prison in July for bankrolling a dogfighting operation. Vick will earn apprx. $10/hr. Do we feel sorry for him?
The sports agent who landed Vick’s landmark 10-year, $140 million contract with the Atlanta Falcons also testified that he expects Vick will be back in the game as soon as September — if the National Football League reinstates him. They seem kind of confident about this. Hopefully, Goodell will stick to his guns.
Last month NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that Michael Vick’s potential return to professional football from his indefinite suspension will be based upon evidence that the Atlanta Falcons quarterback is truly sorry for the mistakes he made.
“I’m not going to make a judgment until I know all the facts on Michael Vick,” “I think it’s clear he’s paid a price, but to a large extent he’s going to have to demonstrate to the larger community — not just to the NFL community and to me — that he has remorse for what he did and that he recognizes mistakes that he made. “
I think it’s clear he’s paid a price, but to a large extent he’s going to have to demonstrate to the larger community — not just to the NFL community and to me — that he has remorse for what he did and that he recognizes mistakes that he made.”Everyone makes mistakes, but he has to show that genuine remorse in his ability to be a positive influence to correct the things that he did wrong publicly,” he added, according to the report.
— Roger Goodell on Michael Vick
Vicks people are trying to convince us that he is ready to come back.
“Vick is ready to “get back in the community in a positive light” and demonstrate remorse for his actions” Specifically???
Here is what Vick has lined up.
A status hearing is set for April 28
“I’m happy where I am because I’m going in a totally different direction,” Vick said.
He said his plans include marrying his fiancee next summer
Vick was once one of the NFL’s highest-paid players, but lavish spending and poor investments, coupled with the backlash from his dogfighting case, led to his downfall. Vick filed for bankruptcy in July claiming assets of $16 million and debts of more than $20 million.
In addition to bankrolling the Bad Newz Kennels dogfighting operation, Vick has admitted helping kill some dogs that fared poorly in test fights.
another star athlete who has had run-ins with the law over his treatment of dogs isn’t exactly jumping through hoops in an effort to show that he’s learned the error of his ways. Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback and convicted dogfighter Michael Vick did attend PETA’s “Developing Empathy for Animals” seminar, but he has not gone out of his way to show the public or his fans that he feels any remorse for torturing and killing dogs.
Now, just as he is on the verge of being released from federal prison, Vick is reportedly shopping around for a book deal. It’s pretty unlikely that his book will be subject to the “Son of Sam” law (which is a type of law that aims to prevent criminals from profiting from their crimes) because Vick’s victims were dogs. Unless the book basically consists of the words, “I was a sick, cruel, despicable jerk, and I’m sorry,” and all the proceeds go to animal protection charities, we ain’t buyin’ it.
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