He was once one of the most promising players in the NFL. But after getting busted for his involvement in a dog fighting ring, former Atlanta Falcon Michael Vick has been the black spot of football. The 29 year old lost fans and his credibility after the scandal, and also served a 18 month jail sentence for his involvement in dog fighting activities. And now, after all of the controversy, Vick has one vocal supporter on his side – UFC President Dana White.
“This guy went to jail, OK? He went to jail. He lost all his money,” White told Yahoo! Sports. “What he did was terrible. The whole dog thing was terrible, but do you want to talk about a guy who has paid his [expletive] dues? Then he comes back and the NFL puts a suspension on him, too, after he gets out of jail.
“He’s more than paid his dues,” White continued. “There’s some football player who just killed somebody drinking and driving. He got 28 [expletive] days. He killed a human being. He got 28 days and the league suspended him for a year. What the [expletive]? Are you kidding me? Pretty crazy.”
White went on to say that he hopes Vick makes a comeback.
“I hope Michael Vick wins the Super Bowl, makes $3 billion and is the greatest comeback story in the history of sports, man.”
Vick may be able to make a comeback, as he has been signed to play with the Philadelphia Eagles during the upcoming football season.