Mike Vick recently revealed on Shannon Sharpe‘s “Club Shay Shay” podcast that he cried for two weeks straight when he went to jail for dogfighting.
I cried for two weeks straight. Yeah, my wife will tell you I cried for two weeks straight.
I really cried after I got sentenced.
Because I went into my sentencing not expecting to get two years.
I did a lot of f***ed up sh*t like, leading up to…
I failed a drug test while I was on pre-trial.
Yeah, I failed a drug test on pre-trial.
Yeah, like… I smoked marijuana.
Mike Vick tested positive for marijuana on September 13, 2007, which violated the conditions of his release while awaiting sentencing.
He was sentenced to 23 months in prison on December 10, 2007, for running a dogfighting ring.
Mike was the quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons at the time, but he was suspended without pay from the NFL and he lost all his endorsement deals.
He served his time at the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas, and he was released in May of 2009, after serving 548 days in jail.
Watch the clip from the interview with Mike on the “Club Shay Shay” podcast below.
The Falcons released Vick shortly before he got out of jail, and he continued his NFL career with the Philadelphia Eagles (2009-2013), the New York Jets (2014), and the Pittsburgh Steelers (2015).
Mike Vick is currently doing well as an NFL analyst.