Michael Vick quickly fell out of the graces of the general public (again) earlier this summer after, on the Fox program Speak For Yourself, Vick suggested that Colin Kaepernick was out of the league because he needs a haircut.but, instead, is
The backlash was swift and valid, but since then Vick has been winning.
A month following the potential PR nightmare in August, the four-time pro bowler signed as a studio analyst for FOX NFL Kickoff as well as being designated to make regular appearances on FS1 studio shows as part of his new gig.
For someone who spent 18 months behind bars for fighting dogs, becoming a pariah and the subject of protests when reinstated to the NFL, it’s a pretty wild feat for Vick to land a broadcasting gig on a conservative network, even if he’s just talking sports.
Now, according to Darren Rovell of ESPN, in an effort to put his bid in for best 2017, Vick has reportedly paid the final $1.5 million to creditors Thursday, paying back $17.4 million of the $17.6 million owed from a July 2008 bankruptcy filing.
Joseph Luzinski, senior vice president of Development Specialists Inc., a management consultancy firm and liquidating trustee in Vick’s bankruptcy case, spoke to Rovell to provide some context to just how difficult this is, saying: “Paying 99 cents on the dollar, which he did, is remarkable. It happens in maybe one out of 100 cases.”
The $50 million Vick made between 2010-2014 with the Eagles and the Jets sure helped a lot. He had a restrictive budget to pay back creditors designating future income to pay off creditors.
I may not agree with everything that comes out of his mouth, his past, or decision-making on third down, but I gotta respect someone who can climb from a hole like that.
Who doesn’t love a comeback?