Michael Vick

Timeline created by Josh Gladfelter
  • Attended Virginia Tech University

    Attended Virginia Tech University
    Michael attended Virginia Tech University. He played football there and was the teams quarterback. He excelled at the game which caught the attention of many professional scouts.
  • Drafted by Colorado Rockies

    Drafted by Colorado Rockies
    Even though Michael did not play baseball, he was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in 2000. This gave him even more attention and media. However, he did not sign with them.
  • Drafted by Atlanta Falcons

    Drafted by Atlanta Falcons
    Michael was selected by the Atlanta Falcons with the first overalt selection in the 2001 NFL Draft. When he was selected, this made him very famous because he was selected first. It also gave him pressure to perform well.
  • Indictment for dogfighting

    Indictment for dogfighting
    Michael was indicted by the federal government for taking part in a dogfighting operation. This indictment destroyed his reputation and it made him face possible time in prison for the crime.
  • 23 month prison sentence

    23 month prison sentence
    Michael was sentenced to 23 months in prison for his involvement with dog fighting. This sentence had a major effect on him because not only did he have to go to jail, but his football career was put in jeopardy at the time.
  • Release from prison

    Release from prison
    Michael was released from prison on May 21, 2009. He was released two months early because of good behavior. However, he was placed on house arrest following his release. This had a good impact on him though because he was able to get out of jail and he had more freedom since he was out of jail.
  • Signing with Eagles

    Signing with Eagles
    On August 13, 2009 Michael signed a one year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. Signing with the team allowed him to try to ressurect his career with a new team after being involved with the dog fighting scandal.
  • 60 Minutes interview

    60 Minutes interview
    Michael did an interview with 60 Minutes on August 16, 2009. This alllowed him to explain what he did to the public. It also allowed him to apoligize for making the mistakes that he made with the dog fighting operation he was involved with.
  • Named starting quarterback

    Named starting quarterback
    After being named backup originally, the Eagles named him their starting quartback because their original starting quarterback got injured. This was a great moment for Michael because he finally got his chance to start in the NFL again since the scandal and he got to prove that he could still play the game.
  • $100 million dollar contract

    $100 million dollar contract
    Michael excelled as quarterback for the Eagles in 2010. Since he had such a great season, he signed a six year $100 million dollar contract in the offeason. However, he did not make much profit with the contract. When he went to prison because of the dog fighting scandal he became bankrupt so he had to pay off the money he owed with most of the money he got in the contract.