Arena team offers Vick contract

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ALBANY, N.Y. – Michael Vick has a place on a minor league football team if he can get reinstated by the NFL.

The Albany Firebirds, an arenafootball2 franchise, have offered the 28-year-old quarterback a one-year contract at the league standard: $200 a week plus a $50 bonus for a win.

Vick quarterbacked the Atlanta Falcons for six seasons before being convicted of bankrolling an interstate dog fighting business.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has not said if he will lift Vick’s suspension after he completes a 23-month prison sentence. Vick goes from federal prison to home confinement next month.

The Firebirds’ contract offer requires that Vick donate $100,000 to a local humane society.

A call to Vick’s agent was not immediately returned.

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rufus
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rufus 04/28/09 - 03:17 pm
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There's a money maker

There's a money maker

buster
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buster 04/28/09 - 03:19 pm
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If he get's re-instated by

If he get's re-instated by the NFL, who thinks he'll play for $200
a week??????????

draksig
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draksig 04/28/09 - 03:42 pm
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Let me see, 200 per week, but

Let me see, 200 per week, but has to donate 100,000 to charity? That is a stupid offer, are they really serious or just headline grabbing?

Jasbir15
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Jasbir15 04/28/09 - 03:54 pm
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Vick is stupid enough to go

Vick is stupid enough to go for it. Go on Vick, sick 'em! Oh dang, my bad!

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 04/28/09 - 03:56 pm
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I'm thinking it's just a way

I'm thinking it's just a way to grab a headline for their team.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 04/28/09 - 09:34 pm
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It's just a way to get

It's just a way to get reinstated by the NFL and a chance to get in some tune-up time. If he doesn't honor his contract he'll lose his reinstatement. So what if he has to play arena ball for a year. He's perfect for the sport and he'll show if he can still play. It'll also show if he's learned a little humility. I see nothing but a win for Vick in this offer.

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mag5 04/28/09 - 09:45 pm
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The man has done his time and

The man has done his time and now is entitiled to make a living. What he did was horrible but he has paid his dues.

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