Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick has always been a Christ-like figure. First he came to Atlanta and helped lead a moribund football franchise to relevance and even the playoffs. Then, when he was about to reach the pinnacle of his powers in Atlanta, he was brought down by those who feared his growing influence and sent to jail for two years on dog-fighting charges. Now, much like Christ while he was still in his mother’s womb waiting to be released, there’s no room at the inn for Michael Vick.
Vick was to be released into a halfway house originally, but there aren’t any beds available to Michael at the moment, and those air mattresses are really expensive. So instead he’s going to be released into house arrest.
Imprisoned NFL star Michael Vick will be allowed to finish his sentence under home confinement because there is no room at a halfway house for him, a government official told The Associated Press Thursday.
Vick is serving a 23-month sentence at the federal penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kan., after pleading guilty to bankrolling a dogfighting operation at a home he owned in eastern Virginia’s Surry County. He also admitted to participating in the killing of several underperforming dogs.
The move won’t happen before May 21st, which means that Mike can expect to be shanked any time now. If he does survive his last two months in prison Vick will be under electronic surveillance and only allowed to leave his home for things approved by his probation officer.
I doubt those activities will include dog fighting.