Michael Vick Returning Home Soon
Vick will serve the remainder of his dogfighting-related sentence in home confinement.
Posted: March 7, 2009, 5 a.m. EST
Michael Vick will be home in Hampton, Va., as soon as May 21, according to his lawyers and an official with the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.
The former Atlanta Falcons quarterback, who is serving a 23-month sentence at the federal penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kan., on charges related to running a dogfighting ring, was expected to be moved to a halfway house in Newport News, Va. first. But a U.S. Bureau of Prisons official says there’s no room, so Vick could be released to home confinement to serve the final two months of his sentence.
The official, who requested anonymity, says Vick will be on electronic monitoring and will only be allowed to leave home for certain activities approved by his parole officer.
Meanwhile, Vick’s suburban Atlanta home will be auctioned off March 10. The eight-bedroom, 20,000-square-foot mansion in Gwinnett County is part of Vick’s bankruptcy case. The minimum bid is $3.2 million.
Vick could return to the NFL as soon as next season, depending on further disciplinary action from the league.
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