In a report that sounds like the set-up to a Longest Yard joke but is apparently completely serious, Gary Myers of the New York Daily News writes that Michael Vick is playing football in prison.
Vick, the Atlanta Falcons quarterback who pleaded guilty to felony charges related to his Bad Newz Kennels dog fighting ring, is in a minimum security satellite prison camp at the United States Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas. And Myers reports that Falcons owner Arthur Blank has received letters from Vick that detail his prison football games
What happens when you are a celebrity that is not wanted in your previous profession? You become a Hollywood actor. Don’t get it twisted, I still have faith in Vick and his abilities but it may be time that Vick starts examining other ways to capitalize on the brand that he created (before the dog fighting allegations). Vick can be a marketer’s dream when he gets out of prison in 2009. There are a lot of products that could be sold using Vick’s image.
Acting could be the ticket for the athlete his father nicknamed “Bullet” early in childhood. How about professional wrestling? Zab “Money” Judah made some decent bank. The music industry? Microphone Mike Vick is kind of catchy. We all know troubled NFL legend, OJ Simpson made some great film appearances in his day. Yes, this post is half tongue and cheek, but really, what do you do when you can’t come back home (to football)?