Michael Vick Makes Statement He's Close To Signing With A Team?

Published on July 30, 2009 by     Seahawk Fanatic

michael_vickMichael Vick said Thursday that he is “getting close” to signing with a professional football team, but he refused to elaborate.

Vick made the comment to reporters as he left a courtroom after a hearing in his bankruptcy case. Asked about his progress in signing with a team, Vick said: “We’re getting close.” He declined to answer additional questions.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell conditionally reinstated Vick on Monday, one week after the former Atlanta Falcons quarterback completed his 23-month sentence for running a dogfighting ring. Vick is free to sign with a team and could play in the NFL by Week 6. Vick also could play in a minor football league if no NFL team signs him.

Vick’s agent, Joel Segal, didn’t immediately return a telephone message.

Vick, 29, didn’t speak during the bankruptcy hearing Thursday. Afterward, the U.S. bankruptcy trustee and a lawyer for Vick’s creditors shook the quarterback’s hand and congratulated him on his NFL reinstatement. Vick thanked them and said, “It’s exactly what I needed at this point in my life.”

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Frank Santoro postponed until Friday a decision on whether to approve $1.5 million in legal fees sought by Crowell & Moring, the Madison Avenue law firm representing Vick in the Chapter 11 case. Santoro was astonished that the firm is billing Vick for 8,000 hours of work over about 10 months.

“I don’t understand how that happens,” said Santoro.

Vick’s local attorney, Paul Campsen, said New York attorneys Michael Blumenthal and Peter Ginsberg were unable to attend the hearing because bad weather held up their flight. Santoro said he wants an explanation of the hours on Friday, when he will conduct a hearing on Vick’s bankruptcy plan.

Crowell & Moring originally sought more than $2.6 million but agreed to slash the amount to $1.5 million after the U.S. trustee and attorneys for one of Vick’s major creditors, Joel Enterprises Inc., complained in court papers that the fees were excessive.

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