Vick Released From Federal Prison, Wants to Help Eradicate Dogfighting; Clippers Net First Pick in the NBA DraftMay 20th, 2009
Vick Released From Federal Prison, Wants to Help Eradicate Dogfighting
Suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, who has spent nearly two years behind bars for running a high-dollar dogfighting ring, was released from federal prison in Kansas early this morning, according to reports. Vick will travel to Virginia to serve home confinement for two months, reports The Daily Press of Virginia. According to his attorneys, he would like to spend his days helping the Humane Society of the United States steer inner-city youths away from the violent illegal sport. “Michael is very interested in putting this together,” said one of Vick’s attorneys, Billy Martin. Wayne Pacelle, president of the group, said that he met recently with Vick at the federal prison in Leavenworth, Kan., and that Vick expressed an interest in the program. Read more.
Clippers Net First Pick in the NBA Draft
The Los Angeles Clippers may not be the winningest team in NBA history, but it sure has a knack for cracking the lottery. For the third time since the NBA lottery was instituted, the lowly L.A. squad has landed the No. 1 pick. That doesn’t mean the franchise has been lucky when it comes to making that pick productive. In 1998, it blew the first overall pick on a straight-up dud, Michael Olowokandi. A decade earlier, the Clips picked forward Danny Manning, definitely no dud, but no dynamite either. Now, with this top pick, at least there’s nobody who knows anything about basketball who would disagree that All-American forward Blake Griffin is a man among boys. He’s not only an athletic specimen to behold, but he appears ready to dominate immediately. The question is, will he be enough to help a team that has been in the draft 20 times and still come up short?