Vick Needs Mediator for Finances

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - Lawyers for Michael Vick have asked a
federal bankruptcy judge to appoint a mediator to help settle his
financial obligations with creditors. At a hearing Friday in Newport News, Virginia, lawyer Paul Campsen indicated that court-ordered mediation would make sense and save money.

Judge Frank J. Santoro told a representative of several creditors to make sure mediation would be acceptable to them before he appoints a mediator. Vick's lawyers have said they are still using accountants to
track down his assets and liabilities.

Vick, once the highest-paid player in the NFL for the Atlanta Falcons, is serving a 23-month federal prison sentence after his conviction on dogfighting charges last summer.