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In Michael Vick’s memoir, “Finally Free,” he details the arrogance and transgressions that sent him to jail and almost derailed one of the most prolific NFL careers in the league. The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback had a tough last year when the Eagles struggled through a losing season, weak coaching, an ineffective offensive line and other maladies, but this upcoming season, Vick will likely still be the starting quarterback. That he even got to the Eagles in the first place is a miracle. The former Atlanta Falcon was a superstar athlete who in the last decade, was one of the most exciting quarterbacks in the league. Vick was one of the few scrambling quarterbacks of his era, leading the Falcons for six seasons. But even then he was controversial – once missing two flights to a congressional breakfast that was to honor his charity efforts. In another well-reported controversy, a former girlfriend alleged Vick gave her genital herpes, a case ultimately settled out of court.

Michael Vick on ‘Finally Free’, his Troubled Past & More  was originally published on