Michael Vick was once one of the highest paid athletes, deemed as one of the best quarterbacks in history and set records for his rushing capabilities as Atlanta Falcons quarterback. Soon everything came crashing down upon Michael Vick when everyone found out the illegal activity that centered around Vick.
In April 2007, Vick was implicated in an illegal interstate dog fighting ring. In August 2007, he pleaded guilty to federal felony charges and served 21 months in prison, followed by two months in home confinement. Hurt financially by the loss of his NFL salary and product endorsement deals, combined with previous financial mismanagement, Vick filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in July 2008.
After Vick's release, former Indianapolis Colts head coach, Tony Dungy became a sounding board for Vick's return to the NFL. In 2010 Vick became the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles and lead them to a 2011 playoffs game. Vick was selected as the 2010 Comeback Player of the Year and attended his fourth Pro Bowl. In the December 2012 Vick was sidelined and replaced as the starting quarterback of the Eagles.
"During my time in prison, I told myself that I wanted to be a part of the solution and not the problem."