Michael Vick Has Fallen 'In Love' With Hobby He Picked Up In Prison
Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports
In a recent interview with FOX News, legendary Falcons QB Michael Vick revealed how the 21-month prison sentence he served in the middle of his career e sparked his interest in chess...

"I was always intrigued about it, all the pieces on the board and a lot to learn," Vick said. "A friend of mine and I, we spent like three months learning how to play it. We took a three-month course on how to play it. After that, he was telling me I was ready to go. That's kind of how I fell in love with it."

"I wish I could play more," the four-time Pro Bowler admitted. "Being able to get on the app got me back into it. Whenever I'm traveling or moving around, I'm trying to play it and find a way to challenge myself. I love chess, man. I really do."

"It's hard to say [which is harder]. It takes a while to put together a playbook. When you can play the game and be confident and out-do the opponent — I feel like playing quarterback is like playing chess. All the thinking and trying to beat the defense."
(The Spun)
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theballguy27 days
Ron Mexico.
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eddieray27 days
I like Vick now . He serve his punishment. Did more time than some who commit crimes against humans. I wish him luck.
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Yallcray28 days
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Havoc29 days
3 months to learn how to play chess? Kinda slow on the pick up.
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LSU Tiger Eyes1 month
Enjoy your "hobby" while you can, CUJO and gang are waiting for you!
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chalmetteowl1 month
I don’t hate him… all time fun-to-watch team and didn’t lead ATL to the Super Bowl… there’s a lot more dudes you can hate
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RazzleDazzle1 month
dog hater
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Billy Mays1 month
Seems like he has an addictive personality....
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Broham1 month
frick that dude
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ItNeverRains1 month
If I can’t beat Mike Vick in 15 moves I’ll walk away from the game forever. Dude is high functioning retard.
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ColoradoElkHerd1 month
Not condoning what he did but he did his time and stopped doing it.
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ninthward1 month
gay sex?

loser pos
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LSU-DUDE1 month
Trump better take notes
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cbree881 month
Vick is a moron. He’s not sorry or remorseful for anything he’s done. He only regrets getting caught.
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YStar1 month
You're a loser
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SkintBack1 month
Unlike most others, he served his sentence and seems to be reformed. There are a lot bigger p.o.s. players playing on Sundays right now.
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Dadren1 month
It was 16 years ago. He did his time, his career was completely derailed and he’s had no trouble with the law since then. You don’t think it’s possible that he’s had a little bit of introspection over that time? I’m glad I’m not simply the worst thing I’ve ever done.
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Flashback1 month
Better than his old hobby.
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Bayoubred1 month
Legendary Falcons QB...

doesn't compute...
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Twenty 491 month
Saw headline and thought it’s either some nasty sexual thing or chess.
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TheWalrus1 month
Probably both
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SwampyWaters1 month
Go for him! Looking back, it looks like he was a victim of his upbringing, which unfortunately is very common in the African American community. Seems like a decent guy and I wish him the best because, more times than not, the streets win.
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Timeoday1 month
GO is the game bro!! But it is a thinking man's game.
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atltiger64871 month
Vick has made quite a personal comeback, which is great to see. But to hear him a QB is like playing chess is a joke - I live in Atlanta and watched most of Vick's career and NEVER saw him audible at the LOS. He had a lot of talent, but never got the sense he was in complete command of the offense.
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RoyalAir1 month
Worst thing that ever happened to Vick professionally was when Dan Reeves was fired. Vick had a lot of respect for Dan. Jim Mora Jr let "Vick be Vick," and as a result, he imploded.

Until he went to Philly.
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