Here is a look at the life of NFL quarterback Michael Vick.
Personal: Birth date: June 26, 1980
Birth place: Newport News, Virginia
Birth name: Michael Dwayne Vick
Father: Michael Boddie
Mother: Brenda (Vick) Boddie
Marriage: Kijafa (Frink) Vick (June 30, 2012-present)
Children: with Kijafa (Frink) Vick: Jada (daughter); London (daughter); with Tameka Taylor: Mitez (son), 2002
Education: Attended Virginia Tech University, 1998 - 2001
Other Facts: Vick's parents were married in the late 1980s/early 1990s. Michael kept his mother's maiden name.
Michael's brother, Marcus, also played football for Virginia Tech.
Timeline: 1999 - Is named Big East Conference Offensive Player of the Year.
January 11, 2001 - Announces that he is leaving Virginia Tech and will be eligible for the NFL draft.
April 21, 2001 - Vick is the first overall pick in the first round of the NFL draft, going to the Atlanta Falcons.
2001-June 12, 2009 - Quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons.
May 2003 - Ranked 77th in Sports Illustrated magazine's "Most Influential Minorities in Sports."
2004 - Signs a 10 year, $130 million contract with the Falcons.
November 26, 2006 - Makes an obscene gesture to Falcons fans in the stands after a 31-13 loss to the New Orleans Saints. He apologizes the next day.
April 2007 - Allegations arise pertaining to Vick's participation in dog fighting activities.
July 17, 2007 - Vick and three associates, Purnell Peace, 35, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Quanis Phillips, 28, of Atlanta, Georgia, and Tony Taylor, 34, of Hampton, Virginia, are indicted in federal court on a conspiracy count alleging they bought and sponsored dogs in animal fighting and traveled across state lines to participate in illegal activity which included gambling.
July 23, 2007 - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell tells Vick not to report to training camp until the league has reviewed his indictment.
July 26, 2007 - Arraignment and bond hearing in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Richmond. Vick pleads not guilty and is released without bond. He's ordered to surrender his passport and dog-breeding license; not travel outside the district where his primary residence is located without prior approval; and not buy or sell any dogs. He also cannot violate the law -- even traffic laws -- and cannot have contact with his three co-defendants
August 17, 2007 - Co-defendants Quanis Phillips and Purnell Peace plead guilty to a single count of conspiracy related to dog fighting. Both implicate Vick in the conspiracy. Phillips is sentenced to 21 months in prison and Peace is sentenced to 18 months.
August 20, 2007 - Vick's lead attorney Billy Martin states that Vick has reached an agreement with the federal prosecutors and will plead guilty in court on August 27, 2007.
August 24, 2007 - Vick submits a guilty plea to the one federal count against him -- conspiracy involving illegal dog fighting. In a summary of facts accompanying his plea agreement, Vick admits participating in killing dogs and operating a business enterprise that involved illegal gambling.