Vick's Sentence Over

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) - Suspended NFL star Michael Vick's federal
dogfighting sentence has ended, freeing him to lobby for a return
to the field.

Vick's attorney Lawrence Woodward said Vick was released from
federal custody Monday at his home in Virginia. Vick had been under
home confinement for the last two months of his 23-month sentence.

The federal Bureau of Prisons had listed Vick's release date as
Monday.

Freedom will allow 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.

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


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