Michael Vick timeline
JAN. 4, 2000 —
Michael Vick leads
with 302 yards of total offense, but
rallies to win the Sugar Bowl and the BCS national championship, 46-29.
EARLY 2001 —
Vick, Quanis Phillips and
decide to start an illegal dogfighting operation. Later that year, Purnell Peace joins the venture.
APRIL 21, 2001 —
select Vick as the No. 1 overall pick in the
draft. At 20 years old, he was the youngest player chosen No. 1 in the draft's history.
JAN. 4, 2003 —
In his first NFL playoff game, Vick leads Atlanta to a stunning 27-7 victory at Green Bay.
AUG. 23, 2007 —
Vick signs plea agreement and statement of facts admitting to conspiracy in a dogfighting ring and helping kill pit bulls.
DEC. 10, 2007 —
Vick sentenced to serve 23 months for his role in the dogfighting operation.
JULY 27, 2009 —
conditionally reinstates Vick, lifting the indefinite suspension.
AUG. 13, 2009 —
Vick signs a one-year contract with an option for a second with the
SEPT. 27, 2009 —
Vick plays in his first game since the end of the 2006 season.
January 2010 —
Vick finishes the season having played in 12 games, going 6 of 13 for 86 yards passing and rushing for another 95 yards.
June 25, 2010 —
A co-defendant of Vick's is shot at the quarterback's birthday party in Virginia Beach, Va. Authorities, the NFL and the Eagles investigate.
Aug. 3, 2010 —
Goodell tells Vick he will not face disciplinary action for the shooting and no charges are pressed against him.
Sept. 12, 2010 —
When Kevin Kolb suffers a concussion, Vick replaces him and leads the Eagles in their 27-20, season-opening loss to Green Bay. Vick finishes with 175 yards passing and rushes for 103.
Sept. 19, 2010 —
With Kolb out, Vick starts against Detroit, his first time as a starting QB since 2006. He goes 21 of 34 for 284 yards and two TDs, runs for 37 yards, and the Eagles beat the Lions, 35-32.
Sept. 20, 2010 —
Eagles coach Andy Reid says Kevin Kolb will be the starting quarterback at Jacksonville in the next game.
Sept. 21, 2010 —
The Eagles announce that Vick is their starting quarterback.