What if Mike Vick goes to prison?
July 18, 2007 12:30 PM
You've heard the news that Michael Vick, the Atlanta Falcons quarterback, has received a federal indictment for involvement in an illegal dog fighting/breeding/torturing/killing ring. There's no question he has some serious hurdles to jump if he plans to avoid jail time.
But let's assume for a moment that he gets convicted and sent to federal prison. He's a superstar NFL quarterback with Fortune 500 endorsement deals. His jersey is a top seller. He's an amazing athlete. Clearly, the warden will choose him to be the quarterback of the prison football team. Vick will field a team with a bunch of ragtag amateurs and tough guys. Using his charisma and street smarts he'll recruit guys to make the team more formidable. He'll become good friends with a wacky prisoner who is able to get anything he needs from the outside, for a price. He'll become enemies with the warden and prison guards. He'll hold scrimmages against other prison teams (which are made up entirely of NFL players). And finally, he'll lead his team to victory in a revenge game against a team made up of the prison guards.
Or maybe he'll just get shanked by a jealous hater.