The NFL notebook …
NORFOLK, Va. ó Michael Vick met with probation officials Friday for the second time in the two days he’s been home from prison, and prepared to begin a $10-an-hour construction job after the holiday weekend.
Wearing jeans, a light blue shirt and navy blue blazer, the former Atlanta Falcons star quarterback looked straight ahead as he entered the federal courthouse, escorted by his fiance and a member of his security team. He was joined inside by his lawyer, Lawrence Woodward.
Vick made no statements to reporters and didn’t acknowledge a few onlookers who shouted encouragement. “Keep your head up, Mike,” one yelled.
The meeting lasted nearly an hour. He later met with attorneys in Surry County, where the dogfighting operation was discovered, before returning to his home in Hampton.
Vick arrived home Thursday after a 1,200-mile car trip from Leavenworth, Kan., and within hours had his first meeting with probation officials, who fitted him with an electronic monitor. Vick must wear the device during his two-month home confinement, which will complete his 23-month sentence for operating a dogfighting ring.
Next week, he is expected to begin construction work for the W.M. Jordan Co.
Vick’s long-term schedule includes:
– a June 9 hearing in his Chapter 11 bankruptcy case in Norfolk.
– his expected release from federal custody on July 20, when he would shed the monitor and start three years’ probation.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has indefinitely suspended Vick and said the former standout will have to show remorse before he considers reinstating him.
HARRISON’S PIT BULL
PITTSBURGHó A pit bull owned by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison bit his 2-year-old son in the thigh, but the boy is expected to recover though he remained hospitalized Friday, the player’s agent said.
Harrison’s agent, William Parise, told The Associated Press that James III was bitten after his mother let the dog out of its pen Thursday afternoon.
ASHBURN, Va. ó Hail to the Redskins ó especially if that scratch-off is a winner.
The Redskins on Friday became the second NFL team to announce a partnership with a state lottery, taking advantage of a new league rule designed to bring in more revenue during a weak economy.
CANYON, Texas ó Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been indicted by a Randall County grand jury on drug and burglary charges.
The indictment handed up Wednesday in Canyon charged the 33-year-old former San Diego Chargers quarterback and former West Texas A&M quarterbacks coach with one count of burglary to a habitation, seven counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and one count of delivery of a simulated controlled substance.
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