Vick to get released

Published 2:09 am Monday, July 20, 2009

HAMPTON, Va. — Suspended NFL star Michael Vick’s federal dogfighting sentence is ending.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons lists Vick’s release date as Monday. That means Vick can shed the electronic monitor he’s been wearing while on home confinement in Hampton, Va., for the last two months of his 23-month sentence.

Freedom also allows Vick to step up his efforts to resume his pro football career. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has said he will review Vick’s status after the former Atlanta Falcons quarterback completes his sentence.

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If Vick is able to return to the NFL, it won’t be with Atlanta. The Falcons released Vick in June.