Will Michael Vick Play in the NFL Again?

Richard ZowieCorrespondent IJune 3, 2009

RICHMOND, VA - DECEMBER 10:  Animals rights activists and Frankie the dog wait outside a sentencing hearing for Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick in federal court December 10, 2007 in Richmond, Virginia. Vick and three associates pleaded guilty to charges related to their roles running an interstate dogfighting ring.  (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)


Yes, what Michael Vick did by denying and then admitting to his large involvement in a dog-fighting venture is absolutely reprehensible. I'm not denying that.

Vick appears to be trying to make amends. How genuine he is truly is anyone's guess.

As long as Vick can still juke away from defenses to buy some time and throw laser beams down the field, there's a team out there that will take a chance with him. Perhaps as a third-string quarterback.

Think about it. Mike Tyson served time in an Indiana prison for rape, but he still resumed his boxing career. Why? Because he could still beat people up and make lots of money for himself and others in the process.

As long as Vick can still play football and make money for a prospective team, someone will take a chance. Especially if Vick returns during a time when teams are struggling to find a good quarterback and are willing to take a chance.

I do suspect, though, that Cleveland and its "Dawg Pound" won't be one of those places.