Blank's Account of Vick Playing Football in Prison Is Disputed
There is some confusion about whether suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick is playing football while serving a 23-month federal prison sentence in Leavenworth, Kan., for his role in a dogfighting operation in Virginia.
Falcons owner Arthur Blank told the New York Daily News, in a story published Sunday, that he'd been staying in touch with Vick via letters and Vick is playing football, serving as the quarterback for both teams.
But prison officials told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that's unlikely, if not impossible. They told the newspaper that Vick arrived at the prison too late to play in the organized football league, which takes place only in the fall, and if he's playing any football, it's by informally tossing around a ball.
By Mark Maske |
April 8, 2008; 12:21 PM ET
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