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Vick Has Blown $30 Million, But Responsibly

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NFL player Michael Vick garnered a lot of hatred, backlash, and damage to his reputation when it was revealed in 2007 that he was involved in an illegal dog-fighting ring. He later plead guilty to felony charges and spent 21 months in prison, but his past still haunts him in the form of a lot of cash.

Vick says he filed for bankruptcy in 2008, and the legal troubles associated with the dog-fighting–plus previous debts–added up to several million. In fact, he’s spent around $30 million over the last four years alone.

According to TMZ, $10.9 went to taxes, $9.2 mil went to creditors, $2.7 went to lawyers and accountants, and the rest was earmarked for child support and basic living expenses; while many are making it sound like Vick has mismanaged his money, it seems like he was actually trying to be responsible with it. All told, he’s left with about $1.5 million.

However, Vick has been signed on to play with the Philadelphia Eagles in a six-year, $100 million contract, and that means not only a big chunk of change, but a steady source of income which will help him get things back in order.

Vick Has Blown $30 Million, But Responsibly
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  • TampaGuy

    So Vick has “responsibly” “blown” $30 mil? How do you reconcile those 2 concepts? As the original report on Yahoo clearly states “it’s not like he blew all the money on Bentleys or mansions or building a llama fighting pit in his backyard. Most of the money went to boring stuff.” As I understand it, paying debts owed to the IRS, creditors, lawyers and for child support–the overwhelming majority of the $30 million Vick paid out–does not constitute “blowing” your money, as you seem to think. Big mansions, a fleet of expensive cars, hookers and large tabs at the clubs, those sort of things would be examples of irresponsibly “blowing” your money. I’ve never heard of a case where someone has “blown” their money “responsibly.”

    Ahh, but to trumpet in the headlines simply that Michael Vick responsibly paid his debts wouldn’t be sexy, wouldn’t get folks to access the page so that you can sell ad space. As a great journalist once said, “never let the truth get in the way of a good story.” And of course, you irresponsible media whores will do anything to get folks to notice you. Shame on you…

    • KnowledgeIsWorth

      “Llama fighting pits” lmfaooo nice one.

    • Lee

      Sorry, but Yahoo NEVER has original reports, let alone competent reporters. Now that I think about it – No media news is about news anymore – its all about sensationalism and entertainment. CNN and the rest have all moved toward TMZ reporting.

  • tim

    this is the fairest view of it so far. most websites are just saying he blew it. he was lucky enough to be able to get this contract after jail and has mostly repaid creditors. thats a good thing

  • Red Rocket

    Vick is a moron who blew his money buy running a dog fighting ring and now he owes millions to creditors and lawyers…

    why the eagles paid a below average QB 100 million to play 10 games a season is beyond me

    • Tom

      Shut the hell up idiot!

  • Ron

    The article did not mention monies going to the SPCA or like animal rescue groups. If he had even scratched a human he would have been sued for millions although he can pour acid on chained helpless animals and our taxes have to support him for 21 months, then allowing him to pickup were he left off being Idolized by men, women and children while blowing millions, forgetting his past. I would have hoped he had some guilt and would want to help or donate to good, hardworking, (non-millionaires) people who volunteer their time and money to better the welfare of animals or at least advertise in some way how wrong it is to hurt animals. Something that can treat an animal /s in that way day in and day out is the lowest form of human being, yet because he plays football so well he is a hero to so many, I wonder if he was not a player; I am sure the people who love him now, would despise him and I am sure there would be 50 more alive and happy dogs.

    • Shaela

      How do you know he’s not doing this???

      • Tony

        I find it astonishing that people put more stock in caring for animals than they do for each other. These people who profess to love animals are quick to bring a stray home to care for, but yet they pretend NOT to see a homeless person. In fact most if not all of these animal loving people will avoid coming in close contact by crossing the street. The sad truth is that in these peoples mind an animals life is worth more than a human life. They place more value on a soul-less animal than a soulful life. That’s very christian of them.

  • dean

    Well at least Vick is going through $30 mill RESPONSIBILITY….yea Right!

  • Marvin

    Michael Vick I wish you could read this: Let’s hope you burn in hell for eternity. It is unfortunate that the public cannot hasten this process.

    • Michael Vick

      Ok I read your comment. I just got back from China. I had a few roasted dog platters. It was delicious. Thanks for the comment.

    • Michael Vick

      Ok I read your comment. I just got back from China. I had a few roasted dog platters. It was delicious. Thanks for the comment.

    • Michael Vick

      Ok I read your comment. I just got back from China. I had a few roasted dog platters. It was delicious. Thanks for the comment.

    • Michael Vick

      Ok I read your comment. I just got back from China. I had a few roasted dog platters. It was delicious. Thanks for the comment.

    • Tom

      Go Fukc yourself moron!

  • EaglesfanMV7LM25DJ10JM18

    This should be interesting. Everyone hates Michael Vick, granted he did some horrible things, but the mans paid his dues. He served his time, say what you want about the amount of time he did and whatnot, one day is too long in jail, There were 847 cinderblocks in my cell when I was away and there were also 426 sets of bars on the doors in my cell block, think I had enough time to think about my past and the things that had gotten me there? Look at the greeks who used to slaughter goats for hoodooo bull$h!t rituals back in the day. Look at the matadors who slaughter bulls on a day to day basis for the entertainment of thousands. Say what you want about MV7, but the mans done his time, and more than gone out of his way to make up for it since his return to the NFL.

    • beeznutz

      Great, he did his time. Still hate him.

    • Down with the Vickness

      “one day is too long in jail”. Stupid statement. What are you a mental midget? Do you actually know what he did, and what is a matter of record. One day in jail is what you should get for such an idiotic post. 5hithead.

  • Jerry Kinman

    Perhaps Vick might meet his demise by a pack of wild dogs. How fitting for a man that beats and kills animals for pleasure. The only pity for this piece of shit comes from those that can’t see beyond their own color.

    • thundercat 22

      @Jerry Kinman Vick kill dogs go to prison teenager get killed for skittles and ice tea in Florida the man who killed him go free. I see were Americans priorities are at, what a sad world.

    • Tony

      What a racist statement. So you are saying that all black people are into dog fighting? And he gets a pass from them cause he is black? Seems to me that you are a card carrying member of the KKK.

  • Down with the Vickness

    He did what he did. He did his time. After that he should have went away. He should never have been allowed to play in the NFL again. But the NFL is about money only. Do not ever let them fool you with “player safety”, “integrity of the game”, “character clauses”, and “it is a privilege to play the game”. The laws of the land say Vick has paid his dues. Now we are seeing he has paid his debts. We are also seeing the Eagles way over paid for a slightly better than mediocre QB. I just wish he would go away. The sight of him sickens me. Let him work at McDonalds, a carwash, or as a garbage man. He doesn’t deserve to play football.

    • Tony

      This is the typical mindset of a government educated automation. So you believe that all people who do prison time should continue paying for their crime indefinitely? The fact that he earns more in one game than you earn in a year probably bothers you also. Oh yeah and the fact that he plays in the NFL while you can’t even cut it in the fantasy league might factor in also. And the comment of McDonalds and the carwash. More than likely he will own 3 or 4 of them when he retires from football. Get over it and better yet get a life!!!!!

  • thundercat 22

    I guess you all are a bunch of animal lovers ain’t nothing wrong with that I for one do not live with cats or dogs it’s nasty a dog or cat will lick their rear ends and between their legs and then lick you in the face the owner might as well get down and lick the cat or dog.

  • thundercat 22

    Michael Vick got a 100 million dollar contract is that why you all hate him, I have hit dogs with my car by accident when they ran out in front of me and I kept going.

  • http://yahoo Kinna52

    Ha ha….. Is his money….. he can do WHAT EVER HE WANTS TO DO WITH IT…..THE MEDIA AND THE HATERS CAN KEEP ON…..HA HA…

  • http://yahoo glenn

    Anyone who is involved in the fighting of any animals (in this case dogs) who were beaten or killed its just a know good piece of dog — and this is a man who fianced this type of abuse, Vick is just know damn good

    • Tony

      Get over it and learn how to spell

  • Tony

    Look he got busted, went to prison, paid his debt to society, and is doing the responsible upright citizen thing in terms of getting his life straight. Get over it!!!! He deserves to make a living. Obviously all those haters have nothing else to do. GET OVER IT!!!!!!!

    • susan

      you idiot,
      i hope you dont own a dog….
      micheal vick is a piece of shit who deserves to be let out of his contract and thrown in a pit, i wonder how you would feel if he had fun electrocuting your dog. idiots

    • susan

      sack that piece of shit and keep sacking him
      i hope he gets concussions and loses all functions.

  • http://www.aidsvillagechina.blog.sohu.com Gary J Minter

    It is sad to let animals fight to death, bullfighting is also violent, and the Romans let animals and humans–gladiators–fight to the death in the Coliseum.
    Perhaps it is part of human nature to enjoy watching violence. At least most sports in modern times do not kill people or animals….

  • http://www.aidsvillagechina.blog.sohu.com Gary J Minter

    It is sad to let animals fight to death, bullfighting is also violent, and the Romans let animals and humans–gladiators–fight to the death in the Coliseum.
    Perhaps it is part of human nature to enjoy watching violence. At least most sports in modern times do not kill people or animals….