For The Dogs: Michael Vick's Bailout Plan Rejected

Joe HuberCorrespondent IApril 4, 2009

RICHMOND, VA - AUGUST 27:  Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick (R) arrives at federal court with attorney Billy Martin (R) August 27, 2007 in Richmond, Viriginia. Vick pleaded guilty to a federal dogfighting charge.  (Photo by Steve Helber-Pool/Getty Images)

I can understand that Michael Vick wants to play football again.  I can understand that someone in the NFL will take the chance.  What I don't understand is why he thinks that it's plausible to play for 10 more years in the NFL.

Michael Vick spent about three hours in court on April 4 outlining his plan of action to escape from the jaws of bankruptcy.  That plan included working for a construction company.

Vick's bankruptcy plan included many head scratchers, including keeping two very large and expensive homes, and three cars.  My favorite report from this debacle was when it was reported that he would be a salesman for a home remodeling company.

Like you would let him into your home—with tools.

It's now stated by Vick that he would work a $10 an hour construction job while he awaits reinstatement by Roger Goodell.

Since this is a sports blog, I should probably write about something related to sports.

If my team were to pick up Vick, I wouldn't know what to do.

Now, Green Bay has their quarterback and a history of requiring the athletes to have character while with the team—threw that in there for Mark Chmura—so once again, no worries.

Now I believe in second chances, and he's served his time, so if he can play, then by all means, let him suit up.  But I just wouldn't want him on my team.

I want to know what other people are thinking about as he gets closer and closer to attempting a comeback.  Do you want to see him doing what only Vick could do for your team, or would you just as soon never see him in pads and a uniform ever again?

How much of a leash would you give him?  Pun intended.

Vick seemingly has turned the corner and sounds genuine in his words.  But the skeptic in me just can't ever believe it entirely.

I always liked him because he entertains with his play on the field, and prior to some dog fighting charges, he stayed relatively clean.

Vick should be reinstated by Goodell and should be allowed the opportunity to play in the NFL.  That said, I just hope it's never in Green Bay.