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    Albany Firebirds Want To Sign Michael Vick (merged)

    Firebirds Look to Sign Michael Vick
    04/28/2009 10:10 AM

    af2 Franchise Offers Incentive-Laden Contract to Former NFL Star



    ALBANY, NY – The Albany Firebirds announced today that they have offered former NFL quarterback Michael Vick a contract for the remainder of the 2009 season. The arenafootball2 franchise has sent Vick’s agent an incentive-leaden, one-year offer that would go into effect as soon as the 28 year-old quarterback is reinstated by the National Football League.



    “At the start of the season we’d made the decision as an organization not to pursue Michael,” said General Manager Garen Szablewski. “However, in light of the team’s recent struggles, we were forced to re-examine the issue. After days of heated debate within the front office, we put together an offer that made everyone comfortable with the idea of singing him.”



    The most notable stipulation in the team’s offer requires Vick to donate $100,000 to the Mohawk & Hudson River Humane Society.



    The aF2 prohibits member teams from signing players who are currently under NFL suspension, but the Firebirds hope that the contract offer will expedite NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s decision.



    Vick, 28, enjoyed a six-year professional career as a quarterback with the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. The 6’0” 215 lb signal-caller has 11,505 career passing yards and 71 passing touchdowns, along with 3,859 career-rushing yards and 21 rushing touchdowns. Vick was placed on suspension by the NFL in August, 2007 after pleading guilty to a federal felony charge involving an illegal interstate dog fighting business which became known as "Bad Newz Kennels."



    The Mohawk & Hudson River Humane Society (MHRHS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been providing shelter for lost, abused and unwanted animals since 1887. Their animal care facility is the largest in the Capital Region, receiving an average of over 7,000 animals per year. MHRHS receives not just common household pets like cats, dogs, rabbits and hamsters, but also snakes, birds, iguanas, fish, horses, livestock and even llamas. To carry out their work, MHRHS receives no ongoing funding from federal, state or local governments or any other animal welfare organization. They rely on your generous donations to support their vital services for the animals.

    Albany will finish their two-game homestand on Saturday, May 2nd at 7:00 p.m. against the Mahoning Valley Thunder at the Times Union Center. Partial season ticket packages and single game tickets are now on sale; for more information please contact the Firebirds at (518) 487-2244 or online at www.albanyfirebirds.com.

    Firebirds want to sign Michael Vick
    Imprisoned former NFL star could be free in late May

    By MARK SINGELAIS, Staff writer
    Last updated: 1:21 p.m., Tuesday, April 28, 2009

    The Albany Firebirds of arenafootball2 said today they have offered a contract to imprisoned former NFL quarterback Michael Vick for the remainder of the 2009 season.

    Vick, who starred for the Atlanta Falcons, is serving a 23-month sentence for his role in a dogfighting operation.

    The Firebirds said the one-year, incentive-laden offer would go into effect as soon as Vick is reinstated by the National Football League.

    Vick, 28, is incarcerated at the federal penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kan. He could be transferred to home confinement as early as May 21.

    The Firebirds said their contract offer requires Vick to donate $100,000 to the Mohawk & Hudson River Humane Society.

    The af2 prohibits member teams from signing players who are currently under NFL suspension.

    The Firebirds are off to the worst start in franchise history at 0-5.

    "After days of heated debate within the front office, we put together an offer that made everyone comfortable with the idea of signing (Vick),'' general manager Garen Szablewski said in a news release.

    Vick was once the NFL's highest-paid player with a seven-year contract for $130 million. Af2 players make $200 per game.

    The Falcons still have contractual rights to Vick and he's on the team's suspended list.

    Albany Firebirds make contract offer to Michael Vick
    04/28/2009 12:54 PM
    By: Web Staff

    ALBANY, N.Y. -- The Albany Firebirds announced Tuesday that they've offered embattled NFL quarterback Michael Vick a contract for the rest of the 2009 season.

    The arenafootball2 franchise sent Vick's agent an incentive-laden, one-year offer that would go into effect as soon as Vick is reinstated by the NFL.

    Albany Firebirds make contract offer to Michael Vick
    The Albany Firebirds announced Tuesday that they've offered embattled NFL quarterback Michael Vick a contract for the rest of the 2009 season.

    Vick was suspended in 2007 after pleading guilty to federal charges in connection with an illegal dog fighting business.

    One of the stipulations in the offer from the Firebirds requires Vick to donate $100,000 to the Mohawk & Hudson River Humane Society.

    Vick played for the Atlanta Falcons for six years.

    They suffered the worst loss in franchise history on Saturday night, a 70-26 rout by the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers before 4,239 fans at Times Union Center.

    They're off to worst start in franchise history at 0-5, and they're tied for the worst record in arenafootball2.

    New York arena team offers Vick a contract

    1 hour ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Michael Vick has a place on a minor league football team if he can get reinstated by the NFL.

    The Albany Firebirds, an arenafootball2 franchise, have offered the 28-year-old quarterback a one-year contract at the league standard: $200 a week plus a $50 bonus for a win.

    Vick quarterbacked the Atlanta Falcons for six seasons before being convicted of bankrolling an interstate dog fighting business.

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has not said if he will lift Vick's suspension after he completes a 23-month prison sentence. Vick goes from federal prison to home confinement next month.

    The Firebirds' contract offer requires that Vick donate $100,000 to a local humane society.

    A call to Vick's agent was not immediately returned.

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    jetsrule?

    Edit: Ah, I see it is indeed jetsrule128.
    Last edited by DevsJetsYanks88; 04-28-2009 at 03:19 PM.

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    200 a week plus 50 bonus if he wins and all he has to do is donate 100,000

    This guy better grab this bull by the horns


    Mike Vick just though about the most sure fire way to commit suicide

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    Ok, JR this is your mulligan. No more.

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    So glad he's back...........................

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    Quote Originally Posted by chesapeakejet View Post
    Ok, JR this is your mulligan. No more.
    like i said this is interesting for nfl fans

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    Merge this with SBIII diabeetus thread ->

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    Quote Originally Posted by readyforthedraft View Post
    like i said this is interesting for nfl fans
    So why is this in teh hamper if it's NFL news?

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    wow firebirds fans are pissed

    there 0-5 VICK CAN TURN THE TEAM AROUND'

    http://blogs.timesunion.com/mcguire/?p=3340#comments

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    Quote Originally Posted by readyforthedraft View Post
    wow firebirds fans are pissed

    there 0-5 VICK CAN TURN THE TEAM AROUND'

    http://blogs.timesunion.com/mcguire/?p=3340#comments
    LOL seriously....who gives a **** bro?

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    2 reasons why the firebirds need to get this done

    1-there 0-5

    2- there qb's are horrible

    stats

    PASSING GP Rating Cmp-Att-Int Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G
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    BEDNARIK, Adam 5 69.03 97-195-8 49.7 1153 14 45 230.6
    WASIL, Stephen 1 158.33 5-5-0 100.0 65 1 22 65.0

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    JR, you understand that this one day amnesty for AFL threads extends to your original id too, right?

    So when you get re-instated as jR128, you have one freebie AFL post.

    Do it Do it Do it

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    no One Cares!

    Im Only Responding To Add To My Post Count!

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    lol michael vick has well over 1500 more ruching yards that our old stud RB blair thomas....


    sign this beast.

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    and it's over the firebirds are going 0-16

    UPDATE: Beat writer Mark Singelais just got off the phone with Firebirds owner Walter Robb late Tuesday afternoon. Mr Robb is not happy.

    “That’s a joke. That’s a joke,” he said of the offer.

    “I think it was a big mistake,” Robb continued. “I just found out about it 10 minutes ago.”

    “I don’t want anything to do with,” he said. “I certainly would not have approved it had I known it was even being joked about.”

    The offer, alas, is off the table. Truth be told, it was never really on.

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    Michael Vick To NY?

    Well ...

    Albany is in the state of NY.


    ALBANY, N.Y. -- Michael Vick has a place on a minor league football team if he can get reinstated by the NFL.

    The Albany Firebirds, an arenafootball2 franchise, have offered the 28-year-old quarterback a one-year contract at the league standard: $200 a week plus a $50 bonus for a win.

    Vick quarterbacked the Atlanta Falcons for six seasons before being convicted of bankrolling an interstate dog fighting business.

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has not said if he will lift Vick's suspension after he completes a 23-month prison sentence. Vick goes from federal prison to home confinement next month.

    The Firebirds' contract offer requires that Vick donate $100,000 to a local humane society.

    A call to Vick's agent was not immediately returned.

    Copyright 2009 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated




    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/11688260/rss

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    Quote Originally Posted by NOFX View Post
    Well ...

    Albany is in the state capital of NY.


    ALBANY, N.Y. -- Michael Vick has a place on a minor league football team if he can get reinstated by the NFL.

    The Albany Firebirds, an arenafootball2 franchise, have offered the 28-year-old quarterback a one-year contract at the league standard: $200 a week plus a $50 bonus for a win.

    Vick quarterbacked the Atlanta Falcons for six seasons before being convicted of bankrolling an interstate dog fighting business.

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has not said if he will lift Vick's suspension after he completes a 23-month prison sentence. Vick goes from federal prison to home confinement next month.

    The Firebirds' contract offer requires that Vick donate $100,000 to a local humane society.

    A call to Vick's agent was not immediately returned.

    Copyright 2009 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/11688260/rss
    fixed

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    what a joke

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    have to love it

    0-5 worst record in af2 and there on the front page of yahoo

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    I suppose that there is a there there (here?)

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