Star NFL-quarterback-turned-convicted animal abuser Michael Vick was released at dawn Wednesday from the Leavenworth, Kan. penitentiary he was sentenced to, and will serve out the remaining two months of his twenty-three month sentence at his Hampton, Va. home, RadarOnline.com has learned.
The ex-Atlanta Falcon will be electronically monitored and confined to his home unless authorized to leave by his probation officer. He will work full-time at a local construction company, where he will make $10 hourly.
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Vick, convicted in 2007 after pleading guilty to charges he staked a dogfighting ring and killed some of the animals involved, was given home confinement because a halfway house he was slated to be released to had no vacancy, according to officials. He had been sentenced to 23-months in prison.
The first pick of the 2001 NFL draft, who is eligible for release in July, has said he will seek to resume his athletic career, which must be approved by league officials once his legal issues are resolved. (Photo: UPI / Landov)