Michael Vick before 2007, had a successful career with the Atlanta Falcons, where he led the team to the playoffs twice as their QB. He also played in three Pro Bowls during his five years in Atlanta.
In 2007, his success and popularity went down when it was revealed that he had been operating and financing a dog fighting ring on his property in Virginia.
Per public records, he was found guilty of multiple felonies, and was ordered to serve 21 months in prison followed by months of house arrest.
While in prison, he filed for bankruptcy, claiming that he owed over $18 million in debts to creditors.
But he did manage to turn things around somewhat, in 2010 he was the starting QB with the Philadelphia Eagles,and along with working with the NFL on remedial issues, he took aggressive measures to turn his life around going on a limited budget in order to pay off his creditors.
Since then he has played with the New York Jets and the Pittsburg Steelers, however public sentiment remains an issue as is his declining play.
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