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Michael Vick comeback pays off handsomely

Michael Vick was in prison on a dogfighting conviction three years ago. Now, the Philadelphia Eagles have reportedly reached agreement on a contract that will pay Michael Vick $100 million over the next six years.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick talks with DeSean Jackson on the sideline against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the third quarter of an NFL pre-season football game Thursday, Aug. 18, at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.

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Michael Vick is about to become a well-paid NFL quarterback...again. Numerous reports have Vick agreeing to a $100 million, six-year contract extension with the Philadelphia Eagles. A formal announcement is expected on Tuesday.

At one time in his past football life, Michael Vick was signed to a large contract. The former Atlanta Falcon quarterback threw it all away when he pleaded guilty to dogfighting charges in 2007.

After returning to the NFL in 2009 following his stint in a federal penitentiary, Vick appeared to turn his professional life around last year by leading Philadelphia to a NFC East division title and a playoff berth.


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