So it looks as though Michael Vick is going to get a second chance in the NFL after all. The former Atlanta Falcon was given a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, with an option for a second year. The first year is worth $1.6 million while the second year is worth $5.2 million, according to AP. A special clause in his contract says that none of the money is 100% guaranteed, so the Eagles won’t be facing any financial risk if Vick doesn’t make the team.
“I think everybody deserves a second chance,” a somber Vick said Friday, a day after signing with the Philadelphia Eagles. “We all have issues, we all deal with certain things and we all have our own set of inequities. I think as long as you are willing to come back and do it the right way and do the right things and that you’re committed, then I think you deserve it. But you only get one shot at a second chance, and I am conscious of that.”
The three-time Pro Bowl pick served 18 months in federal prison for running an illegal dogfighting ring and was reinstated into the NFL after being shunned in 2006.
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