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Michael Vick Could Play Football Next Season

Written by:
Don Shapiro
Published on:
Aug/11/2008
Michael Vick

Michael Vick is being looked at closely by six football teams: San Francisco and New York among the major markets vying for Vick.

But he won't be playing in the NFL.

The United Football League, with Mark Cuban as one of its owners, is slated to kick off next year as a rival to the NFL.

Peter King of Sports Illustrated writes:

The big news, I suppose, from my talk with Huyghue was this: He said the chances of a UFL team signing Michael Vick to play the 2009 season are "98 percent.'' Strange percentage, but that's what he said.

"Michael's not going to be able to walk right back into the NFL,'' Huyghue said. "He's going to need some kind of buffer before he signs in the NFL, and we'll be able to provide that for him.''

The prospects of Vick returning to play professional football were the subject of much conjecture after his suspension. The most serious obstacles are clearly the length of imprisonment and possible impact of probationary restrictions afterward.

Vick is also under indictment for two related Virginia state felony charges for his role in the dogfighting ring and related gambling activity. His state trial has been delayed until he is released from federal prison. He faces a maximum 10 year state prison term if convicted on both counts.

Hours after Vick pled guilty in the Bad Newz Kennels dogfighting investigation, the NFL suspended Vick indefinitely without pay. In a letter to Vick, Commissioner Roger Goodell said that Vick had admitted to conduct that was "not only illegal, but also cruel and reprehensible."

While Vick is technically a first-time offender under the NFL's Personal Conduct Policy, Goodell handed down a harsher suspension because Vick admitted that he provided most of the money for the gambling side of the operation. The NFL does not allow its players to be involved in any form of gambling, and even first-time offenders risk being banned for life. However, Goodell did leave open the possibility of reinstating Vick depending on how well he cooperates with federal and state authorities.

Assuming he gets time off for good behavior, Vick's earliest release date would be between May and October 2009, according to one of his attorneys. That would make his return to play possible as soon as the 2009 season if all other factors were favorable: Missing two full seasons and the physical regimen is a serious disruption in a career, but it is not impossible that he could successfully return to play at that point.

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Arizona Cardinals regular season wins

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115 Arizona Over Wins NA OV 8 (-110) NA

116 Arizona Under Wins NA UN 8 (-120) NA

Atlanta Falcons regular season wins

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117 Atlanta Over Wins NA OV 4½ (-130) NA

118 Atlanta Under Wins NA UN 4½ (EV) NA

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119 Baltimore Over Wins NA OV 6 (-120) NA

120 Baltimore Under Wins NA UN 6 (-110) NA

Buffalo Bills regular season wins

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121 Buffalo Over Wins NA OV 8 (EV) NA

122 Buffalo Under Wins NA UN 8 (-130) NA

Carolina Panthers regular season wins

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123 Carolina Over Wins NA OV 8 (-115) NA

124 Carolina Under Wins NA UN 8 (-115) NA

Chicago Bears regular season wins

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125 Chicago Over Wins NA OV 8 (-110) NA

126 Chicago Under Wins NA UN 8 (-130) NA

Cincinnati Bengals regular season wins

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127 Cincinnati Over Wins NA OV 7½ (EV) NA

128 Cincinnati Under Wins NA UN 7½ (-130) NA

Cleveland Browns regular season wins

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129 Cleveland Over Wins NA OV 8 (-115) NA

130 Cleveland Under Wins NA UN 8 (-115) NA

Dallas Cowboys regular season wins

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131 Dallas Over Wins NA OV 10½ (-130) NA

132 Dallas Under Wins NA UN 10½ (EV) NA

Denver Broncos regular season wins

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133 Denver Over Wins NA OV 8 (EV) NA

134 Denver Under Wins NA UN 8 (-130) NA

Detroit Lions regular season wins

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135 Detroit Over Wins NA OV 6½ (-130) NA

136 Detroit Under Wins NA UN 6½ (EV) NA

Green Bay Packers regular season wins

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137 Green Bay Over Wins NA OV 8 (-120) NA

138 Green Bay Under Wins NA UN 8 (-110) NA

Houston Texans regular season wins

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139 Houston Over Wins NA OV 7½ (-125) NA

140 Houston Under Wins NA UN 7½ (-105) NA

Indianapolis Colts regular season wins

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141 Indianapolis Over Wins NA OV 11 (+130) NA

142 Indianapolis Under Wins NA UN 11 (-160) NA

Jacksonville Jaguars regular season wins

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143 Jacksonville Over Wins NA OV 10 (-130) NA

144 Jacksonville Under Wins NA UN 10 (EV) NA

Kansas City Chiefs regular season wins

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145 Kansas City Over Wins NA OV 6 (-120) NA

146 Kansas City Under Wins NA UN 6 (-110) NA

Miami Dolphins regular season wins

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147 Miami Over Wins NA OV 5½ (-105) NA

148 Miami Under Wins NA UN 5½ (-125) NA

Minnesota Vikings regular season wins

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149 Minnesota Over Wins NA OV 9 (-115) NA

150 Minnesota Under Wins NA UN 9 (-115) NA

New England Patriots regular season wins

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151 New England Over Wins NA OV 12½ (-115) NA

152 New England Under Wins NA UN 12½ (-115) NA

New Orleans Saints regular season wins

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153 New Orleans Over Wins NA OV 8½ (-140) NA

154 New Orleans Under Wins NA UN 8½ (+110) NA

New York Giants regular season wins

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155 NY Giants Over Wins NA OV 9 (-110) NA

156 NY Giants Under Wins NA UN 9 (-120) NA

New York Jets regular season wins

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157 NY Jets Over Wins NA OV 7 (-150) NA

158 NY Jets Under Wins NA UN 7 (+120) NA

Oakland Raiders regular season wins

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159 Oakland Over Wins NA OV 6½ (+120) NA

160 Oakland Under Wins NA UN 6½ (-150) NA

Philadelphia Eagles regular season wins

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161 Philadelphia Over Wins NA OV 8½ (-170) NA

162 Philadelphia Under Wins NA UN 8½ (+140) NA

Pittsburgh Steelers regular season wins

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163 Pittsburgh Over Wins NA OV 9 (-110) NA

164 Pittsburgh Under Wins NA UN 9 (-120) NA

San Diego Chargers regular season wins

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165 San Diego Over Wins NA OV 10½ (-155) NA

166 San Diego Under Wins NA UN 10½ (+125) NA

Seattle Seahawks regular season wins

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167 Seattle Over Wins NA OV 8½ (-155) NA

168 Seattle Under Wins NA UN 8½ (+125) NA

San Francisco 49ers regular season wins

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169 San Francisco Over Wins NA OV 6½ (-105) NA

170 San Francisco Under Wins NA UN 6½ (-125) NA

St Louis Rams regular season wins

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171 St Louis Over Wins NA OV 6½ (-135) NA

172 St Louis Under Wins NA UN 6½ (+105) NA

Tampa Bay Buccaneers regular season wins

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173 Tampa Bay Over Wins NA OV 8½ (-115) NA

174 Tampa Bay Under Wins NA UN 8½ (-115) NA

Tennessee Titans regular season wins

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175 Tennessee Over Wins NA OV 8 (-110) NA

176 Tennessee Under Wins NA UN 8 (-120) NA

Washington Redskins regular season wins

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177 Washington Over Wins NA OV 7½ (-125) NA

178 Washington Under Wins NA UN 7½ (-105) NA

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