LOS ANGELES (AFP) — Michael Vick, banned from the National Football League after pleading guilty to federal dogfighting charges, has put his Georgia mansion up for sale.
The celebrity gossip website TMZ.com said Friday that the onetime Atlanta Falcons quarterback was seeking 4.5 million-dollars for the house, located on waterfront property in the Atlanta suburb of Duluth and featuring seven bedrooms and 8 1/2 bathrooms.
TMZ said Vick's estimated monthly payment on the property topped 23,000 dollars.
Vick, whose merchandise was once among the most coveted by NFL fans, was summarily dropped by sponsors Nike and Reebok in the wake of the unsavory dogfighting charges against him, which included killing animals that did not perform well in fights.
Vick formally pleaded guilty on August 27 to involvement in an illegal dogfighting ring, and he is due to be sentenced on December 10.
While Vick faces up to five years in jail on the charges of organizing dogfighting and conducting an enterprise including gambling and the sponsoring and transporting of dogs in dogfighting operations, prosecutors have said they will recommend a sentence of between one year and 18 months.
Not only was Vick banned by the NFL after his guilty plea, but the Falcons are also trying to reclaim almost 20 million dollars in bonuses from the man who was once the face of their franchise.
Earlier this month, an arbitrator ruled that the Falcons have the grounds to try to recoup the money, because it applied to future services which the now-suspended player cannot provide.
The NFL Players Association plans to appeal that ruling.
In addition to the federal charges to which he has already pleaded guilty, Vick faces Virginia state charges relating to the dogfighting activities, which were allegedly run out of a property he owns in Surry County Virginia.
We still have major love for you Mike like David Banner said if the "falcons don't want you we still do"!!!
What a shame. Keep ya head up
Ouch.....It just keeps getting worst!
i knew it was comming
Sixth! And this surprises you because .........?
VICK WILL GET THREW THIS! ITS DEFINITELY A LESSON LEARNED.
I don't like wt he did, But they throw the book at his azz! I'm starting to feel bad for him.
Not that bad but bad?????
MICHEAL VICK *** THESE STUPID RACIST PECE OF *** [EXPLETIVE]. THEY CARE MORE ABOUT ANIMALS THAN HUMANS. YOU DID NOT DO ANYTHING WRONG.CANT STAND WHITE PEOPLE
She's loud, she knows everybody's business and tells everybody's business before she cusses yo azz out... it's all about love though, she's Miss Pearl - the most gansta old bytch you'll meet
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He needs the money.Poor Mike.
MICHEAL VICK [EXPLETIVE] THESE STUPID RACIST PECE OF [EXPLETIVE] [EXPLETIVE]. THEY CARE MORE ABOUT ANIMALS THAN HUMANS. YOU DID NOT DO ANYTHING WRONG.CANT STAND WHITE PEOPLE
good for you ;) for the white people who don't fall into your generalization you just look like a hypocritical idiot. For the white people that do fall into your generization you look like a hypocrit and you justify their reasoning. lose-lose.
u remind me of this jamaican that thought an indian at the corner store cheated him out of his lottery money. He walked out of the store yelling for the clerk to go back to his own country. funny that you could barely understand the jamaican due to his thick accent.
.....he just makes me wet everytime I see him... look at those smokey lips and that chocolate skin complexin. I bet in the other places you can't see, it's just as dark. OOOOOOHHH MIKE.
He should have been in jail a long time ago bein that *** fine, I should commit a crime just to be his cellmate.
Well i dont think he needs da money, but it sure doesnt make sense PAYING 4 sumthin ur not gonna be LIVING in lol...$23k a month adds up to over $200k a year, why throw it away? lol...
Hopefully he learns a great lesson here. However, i do believe being cruel animals, is a start to domestic violence to WOMEN AND CHILDREN.
oh well but he was not thinking about that when he was makeing those dogs kill each other huh
The souls of the victimized, slaughtered dogs are exacting their revenge. YES!
At least Mike can still afford his weed, this we know.
Hope he does the same for his Herpes meds.
Like you said fool 3 strike rule pertinent to same rule his arse was GUILTY regardless of the fact it was a dog. How many strikes did VICK have?? oh yeah that strike of being a black man with money HUH?
AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO THINK THAT THIS IS THIS ***'Z OWN FAULT?...I MEAN COME ON BY NOW EVERY *** SHOULD KNOW IF U BLACK AND RICH DONT DO ANY DUMB *** BECAUSE THEY WILL SEND U BACK TO WHERE U CAME FROM...
HIM AND T.I. DESERVE WHAT THEY GET FOR BEIN SOME DUMB *** ***
GOT *** WHEN WILL THEY LEARN?
not sure the hermivore/omnivore argument is completely founded. Look at evolution and adaptation. The Sherpas of the Himilayans have larger lung capacities for thinner air. The also genetically have *** legs in proportion to other human ethnicities for climbing. The Inuit indians eat a diet that consists almost entirely of raw meat and fish because of the snow. We also have teeth that closely resemble canines.
Your yt commment is absurd. People around the world hunt animals for food and tools. yt didn't start it. People sometimes had to resort to meat in times of blight for survival.
Have a nice day and continue to blame racism for everything while you promote it yourself.
people just like to see rich people go down in general. Often times it makes them feel better for percieved *** or others don't like the way the celebs carry themselves. David copperfield the magician is now on the feds list.
I agree 100% that it is vicks fault.
The first signs of creatures close to human was like 2.5 million years ago - *** habilis. they were found in south and east africa. They were also believed to be omnivores because of the tools they some times find that match the same carbon dating.
I could really care less about your yt comments.
I actually find them somewhat amusing. They just make you look bad.
You make sense sometimes until you start that blame game.Listen my brother, it is ok to be concious but not angry, anger is what gets u in trouble.You and I know what we are facing out there as a black man and the only way u will stay on top is to do the right things and do not worry about white.I started making significant progress in my life when I let go of my anger and kind of come to terms that life is not fair and will never be. The only way we can turn the table is to be smart and realize that if you commit the same crime with a white guy that 9 out of 10 times he will get off or get less time so with that in mind there is absolutely no reason to put yourself in that position in the first place.Trust me bro, I have travelled a lot, read quite a few books about our history, went to mama land and all that and we are all in the same plight.I believe I have found the blackness in me and I will never fall in their trap.Shame on M VICK for letting us down.One love my brother!!
You don't have to have graduated high school to know what he did was "black man stupid". Too bad he didn't use any of the money he earned to educated his *** self. I can't believe that the God that i worship would bless a man with this atletic talent, only to have him fall like a rock. Must be devil's work.
you ever hear of context? its the context in which you use things. Read your post in comparison to mine if you can't figure out what I was talking about. Glad you find it amusing that I post here. I find it amusing to read your ignorant *** ill-informed comments and will continue to correct your dumb-***.
I feel so sorry for Michael...I hope his REAL friends step up and help him out if he needs a little cheese...they can afford it...It's true that society likes to tear their heroes down...He was young and not thinking...
Michael you are in my prayers , just don't be stupid in the future
Why not sell the house. He will be in jail.
He need to save all the money he can.
Great move. He will not be going back to ATl after he is get out. He will be coming to the west cost to play football. Remember I said it first.
Michael keep you head up... We will be looking for you when you get out...
Some of you guys are so ignorant speaking about racism. This has nothing to do with racism. It has to do with animal cruelty. I think he is getting what he deserves...but everyone does deserve a second chance.
It was only a matter of time!
LOL!!! no water, the Falcons stink and now this!!! way to go mike it's all your fault!!
*** THEM WHITEYS AND THEY DOG. WHEN WHITE PEOPLE GONNA BE PROSECUTED FOR MURDERING MILLIONS OF AFRICANS AND INDIANS WHAT ABOUT THAT BIATCHES. *** YOUR UGLY *** DOS WHITEY.
I HOPE PITA GOES BANK RUPT. I HATE DOGS AND WHITE PEOPLE..
I thought he already sold this house *** after the raid??? HMMMM... ANYHOO, I LOVE YOU MIKE!!!!!!!!!! Keep your head up baby better days are coming!! Its not over until HE (the man upstairs say that its over) and I'm pulling for you! I really believe that you are going to be a more wiser brother and I wish you much luck! I'm still here for you!! Like ctubbs said: he is still my #1 QB no matter what and I will always love you brah! Hang in there! I will keep you in my prayers!
*** MIKE,YO LIFE WENT FROM SUGAR TO SH!T.
wow, I know how he feels.
I'm sure there's a resonable explanation?
Okay it is offical, a dog is worth more then a black man's life. They are ready to throw Mike under the jail. All these protesters come out and thsi story is getting national coverage. But Down here in Houston Texas a man was just *** to death by the police. A black man. But here's the gotcha, he wasn't armed and the officers can even say that they thought he had a weapon because HE WAS NAKED. He didn't have a stitch of clothing on. I know that black males are well equipt down there but you can't confuse that as a weapon. Okay look, they tazured(can spell sorry) him, then they fatally *** a naked black man in the middle of the street. Why did they have to *** to kill?? They could have *** him in the leg if anything, but I feel that he *** have been *** at all because he was naked. The officer should have just used his baton if he had to use anykind of force. Cops are killing black people all over the usa but we don't hear about that, but Mike kills a dog and its national headlines. That's ***'d up
@ Lacosteboi79 Humans aren't really supposed to eat animal flesh because our teeth and digestive systems weren't made for it.
This statement is not true. The bible also mentions that we must eat of the flesh. (Animal)
I was talking to my brother in-law on the very subject and he quoted the bible to me I was truly shocked, since we are all God's creatures.
I think 90% of the websites or people that make this claim are vegetarians. I have read that herbivore's intestinal tracks are usually 12-16 times the lenght of their body, where as carnivore's are 6-8. Humans are a lot closer to the 12-16 ratio.
Thats *** up how they did Mike Vick over some *** dirty nasty *** dogs....WTF?
Now I'm not saying Mike Vick wasnt wrong. But *** take down these child molesters and rapist. 10 year old Iraq civilians are being murdered by our govt. and Vick loses his life over some *** dogs. I mean we talking about a Dog. Did the dogs have robitics in them or something? Where they bomb sniffers? I mean ish This man coming to spend four or five years of his life to come out with nothing and no real training besides knowing the game of football. He should have joined the army if he wanted to spend four or five years on lockdown only to start over again with nothing.
Michael Vick was an amazing qb with a bright future.
No one made him kill those 5-8 dogs he brutally murdered.
Why would he even dog fight since he made like 5 million a year!
He's stupid. He didn't need that extra just like how he didn't need to kill those dogs.
The people who say its about racism are ignorant.
Stop making up excuses and accept responsibility for your actions.
Its not racism he commited a FELONY and he will pay the price for it.
He fought those dogs for like what $5000.
Lets see $5000 or freedom and not getting *** raped by horsecock hairy?
I guess Michael never thought about it.
Well he's getting what he deserves and Im glad.
I went in to a sports shop with my brother to buy football cleats. All of the cleats were basically around 50$-70$.
I saw the Vick cleats and they were only 15$.
Good thing Nike&Reebok dropped his ***.
A VICK DIS ATL..MAN *** DA JUDGE..LIKE THEY DONT DO *** WE DNT KNOW BOUT..AINT NOBODY PERRFECT..DOGS WAS MADE TO FIGHT..JES LIKE WE WAS MADE TO ***..LOL
AdrienneXD said it best... vick's an idiot and he deserves to serve time... i honestly thought more people would agree that what he did was crule and inhumane. i can't believe people are playing the race card again. and no... he can't play ball overseas because we think he's an idiot over here too.