In the end, even a player with the moves of Michael Vick couldn’t get away from his past. Facing up to five years in federal prison for conspiring to run a dogfighting ring, and with his fellow defendants flipping faster than fry cooks at an IHOP, the star quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons was forced to strike a plea deal with prosecutors.

Vick won’t be sentenced until next week, but you can well imagine what the embattled NFLer is thinking: How in the world did it ever come to this?

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