Vick approved for release from prison

Suspended NFL quarterback Michael Vick has been given the okay to be released from federal prison. According to a report from the Associated Press, Vick will be allowed to return to his Hampton home in Virginia (under supervision) because there is no room at a halfway house for him.

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.

Vick’s lawyers have said they expected him to be moved any day into a halfway house in Newport News. But because of a lack of space, Vick will be released instead to his Hampton home at some point on or after May 21, said the official, who has knowledge of the case but requested anonymity because the individual was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.

Vick will be on electronic monitoring and will only be allowed to leave home for activities approved by his probation officer, the official said. He is eligible for release in July.

According to Vick’s lawyers, the former Virginia Tech standout plans to resume his pro football career. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who suspended Vick without pay, has repeatedly said he will review Vick’s status after the legal proceedings are completed.

Officials of some other NFL teams have said they are not interested in Vick because they would rather not face the wrath of pet lovers and groups such as PETA, which has been a constant fixture at Vick’s hearings.

There’s only one owner with enough brass between his legs to sign Vick once the Falcons release him (and they’ll have to release him because nobody will trade for him) and that’s Al Davis. Do you think Davis cares about PETA members being outside his team’s compound? Not a chance.

It’s time to officially start the Vick-to-Raiders campaign.

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