Arena team offers Vick a contract....$200/week

#1
I love it.....

Arena team offers contract to Vick: $200/week
Imprisoned QB can play for Albany Firebirds if he's reinstated by NFL

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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Wynn

EOG Enthusiast
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I thought they cancelled their season:

Arena Football League cancels 2009 season, future in question

The Associated Press

NEW YORK December 15, 2008 (AP)
The Arena Football League canceled its 2009 season Monday pending an agreement with its players union. The decision throws the future of the 22-year-old league into question just days after it said next season had not been suspended.


The AFL's owners voted against playing next year during a conference call Sunday night. It was unclear what had changed since the league issued a statement Wednesday night that said the 2009 season had not been suspended "despite rumors and reports to the contrary."


The league said in Monday's statement it was "developing a long-term plan to improve its economic model."


"Every owner in the AFL is strongly committed to the league, the game, and, most importantly, the fans," acting commissioner Ed Policy said in a statement. "Owners, however, recognize that, especially in light of the current unprecedented economic climate, the AFL, as a business enterprise, needs to be restructured if it is to continue to provide its unique brand of this affordable, fan-friendly sport."


Last week's statement came after a meeting of the league's board of directors and did not say the AFL definitely would play next year.


The AFL's woes come at a time when the world of sports, once thought to be largely recession-proof, has felt the economic chill. The NFL has said it would cut 150 jobs, while the NBA and NASCAR also have laid off dozens of workers. The NHL is in a hiring freeze while the Internet operation for Major League Baseball also has trimmed positions.


The AFL had been in limbo for weeks. With rumors swirling about its viability, the 16-team league delayed indefinitely the start of free agency, the release of next season's schedule and a dispersal draft to award players from the defunct New Orleans Voodoo.


The AFL has not selected a permanent replacement for longtime commissioner David Baker, who abruptly resigned from the 22-year-old league two days before the ArenaBowl in July.


"These are trying economic times," rocker Jon Bon Jovi, co-owner of the ArenaBowl champion Philadelphia Soul, said in a statement. "The revamping will ensure that the AFL continues to provide value to its fans and not only survives but thrives in the years to come."


<!-- page --> Jim Renacci, the Columbus Destroyers' co-owner and vice chairman of the AFL executive committee, will lead the restructuring process.


Since November 2007, the AFL's board of directors has been looking into various ways to bolster the league's finances.


"Although it is disappointing to suspend the 2009 season, the Arena Football League and its owners feel it is essential to reevaluate the current business model to ensure the livelihood of the AFL in the future," Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway, co-owner of the Colorado Crush, said in a statement.



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Boston

EOG Dedicated
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is this a real story. I didn't even know there were jobs that payed such a small amount. The retard who can't get my coffee right at d and d gets payed more than that.
 

diogee

Verly isnt going anywhere
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I think this is a joke since Arena was supposed to be shut down for this year...$200 per week but required to donate 100k lol
 

Boston

EOG Dedicated
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Who the fuck would get out of bed for $200 dollars a week. You might as well put out an offer of 12 cents a day. Take home is around 160-170 or 4-5 dollars an hour. Do these motherfuckers know that he doesn't have to work for prison wages anymore hilarious
 
#9
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I think this is a joke since Arena was supposed to be shut down for this year...$200 per week but required to donate 100k lol
not the AFL, but AF2.

Whatever happened to that reality show Mike Vick had set up. That deal alone was paying $600K minimum.. the show was set to follow him as soon as he is released from prison (or the half way house or whatever). I thought the ink was already dry on that deal?
 

diogee

Verly isnt going anywhere
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Wow that is unreal. Didn't even know there was an afl2. Just figured it had to be a joke at 200 per week and the requirement to donate 100k (500 weeks worth of salary).
 
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vick will get an offer from an nfl team. many teams would be better with him on it.
 
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