A few weeks ago, Michael Vick was on “The Rich Eisen Show” talking about weighing his options before deciding on his retirement.
The 36-year-old former Atlanta Falcons quarterback is in Houston this week where he’s throwing an “official retirement party” with rapper Gucci Mane at a nightclub Saturday.
But don’t expect to see him at NRG Stadium, he told the AJC’s Jennifer Brett, he’ll return home Sunday to watch the Super Bowl between the Falcons and New England Patriots.
His retirement decision shouldn’t be surprising.
Last spring, Vick - a free agent at the time - told ESPN that 2016 would likely be his final season.
The No. 1 overall pick in the 2001 NFL Draft by the Falcons, Vick spent six seasons in Atlanta before going to federal prison for his role in a dog-fighting operation.
Following two years away from football he returned to play with the N.Y. Jets, Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers.
He recently told CBS Sports’ Jim Rome that he and Falcons owner Arthur Blank had discussed the possibility of retiring as a member of the Falcons.
In January, Vick received a warm welcome by Falcons fans as the team paid tribute to the Georgia Dome at the final regular season game.
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