Originally created 10/26/01

NFL rookie Vick to house mother in style



SUFFOLK, Va. -- Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick is moving his mother out of a blue-collar neighborhood in Newport News and into a $1.5 million house in a waterfront golf community in nearby Suffolk.

The former Virginia Tech star is expected to close by mid-November on the six-bedroom, custom-built house in The Riverfront.

Brenda Boddie said her son will live with her, her husband and three other children in the off-season until he buys his own home.

"I'm going to have a little room set up for him," Boddie said. "The whole family is really looking forward to moving."

Amenities in the 8,000-square-foot home include a home theater with stadium seating for 10 people, a gourmet kitchen, a lagoon-style pool with waterfall and a hot tub, and an elevator.

In April, Vick was selected No. 1 in the National Football League draft. He signed a reported six-year, $62 million contract with the Falcons. To turn pro, he gave up his final two years of eligibility at Virginia Tech.