Michael Vick only has $1.5 of $31 million he has earned the last four years

Due to a combination of many factors, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick reportedly only has $1.5 million remaining of the $31 million he has earned the last four years.

TMZ reported the news and completely misrepresented matters to make Vick look much more irresponsible than he is. Their headline says “MICHAEL VICK – I’ve Spent $29 MILLION In Four Years.”

The truth is that about a third of the $31 million — $10.9 million to be exact — went to taxes. I wouldn’t exactly call that spending. $9.2 million went to creditors to pay back debts. $2.7 million reportedly went to lawyers and accountants (he needs to find some cheaper lawyers and accountants because that is just a ridiculous amount).

Vick has about $1.5 million remaining, which means he has spent about $6.8 million over the past four years in child support and living expenses. If you figure about $1 million went to child support, that means he spent about $5.8 million in four years — or about $1.2 million a year to live.

We know he supports his wife, children, and other members of his family. While that is a lot of money to spend each year, Vick doesn’t appear to be nearly as fiscally irresponsible as TMZ and other outlets are making him out to be. Most people ignore that athletes pay taxes on their big contracts.

Vick could certainly stand to be more thrifty with his money, but he doesn’t appear to be blowing through it Vince Young-style.

Photo credit: Eric Hartline-US PRESSWIRE

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3Q5TK2OAJCJRKYKYPEXAWWXZGY unknown

    Amazing.  Or maybe not so amazing. It seems that people will use any platform to express their hatred or evil spirit. To all you perfect people out there who never did anything wrong, never cheated on your wife, took something that didnt belong to you, lusted after something that wasnt yours, congrats, you are the best the world has to offer, now isnt THAT a pitiful thought. What if the world were full of people just like you? Stop judging people and wishing bad things on people. Its sad.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RD6RIJNBS5MLEHVVLT6HNKG7GI GARY

    Nothing Racist about the article.  He had lots of debts to pay and supports his family.  Hope he manages the rest of his money OK for the future.

  • hatablockason

    u dumb bro

  • kevsmith213

    He’s paying his obligations. Why are people trying to make this sound like a bad thing?

  • http://www.facebook.com/debbie.meeks1 Debbie Meeks

    I am an animal rights person and I happen to work full time and support myself along with others in need.  In my spare time for NO money I try to take care of others animals that are being dumped, tortured, FOUGHT FOR GAIN and starving along the road.  Don’t EVER run down anyone for trying to make a difference in the world.  Get off your SMART  A$$ and quit wagging your lips and make a difference in this world.

  • Virginia Moore

    such vitriol for someone you dont know. hate hurts the hater more than the one hated. does he even know you ?…and more importantly,would he care?another thing ,African americans are only 13% of the population…beat by the latinos who are now in line for hate!!

  • hatablockason

    What’s really amazing is that you must think torturing & abusing dogs for the almighty dolla is ok.  And don’t try n pull the “culture card”.  Also, please don’t compare apples to oranges…cheating/stealing & torturing/killing….no comparison!!!

  • nunabiz

    Wow! You have alot of hate inside…Bless your heart.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JROMTEAGNOCAEYKWPH2ETBGDLM SpeldRong7

     seems like you need to take some of your own medicine and do some research shmuck…Blacks 40.7% whites 37.4% which can be diluted because of the identity theft  by Hispanics which make up the difference…if we manage by fact we would have shipped all these vagrants off and returned glory and honor to the United States and stop being a whore nation that caters to all.  We need to take care of our OWN.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JROMTEAGNOCAEYKWPH2ETBGDLM SpeldRong7

     Wow are you blind!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JROMTEAGNOCAEYKWPH2ETBGDLM SpeldRong7

     You are correct, however you have to take into account the undocumented aliens in the country that have stolen the identity of a WHITE person, therefore padding the demographic by a few million…

  • Cameron Roland

    I wish all white supremacists like Obamawho2012 and the 39 who liked the comment would die.

  • Cameron Roland

    Pasquale Cappiello go somewhere and slurp some spaghetti

  • yea_I_said_It

     you’re just plain stupid! hahaha

  • allie542

    Well,i can’t say it’s well said but it s the TRUTH!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/chad.logan.37 Chad Logan

    take care of our OWN huh? i guess you never knew native americans were here first so actually you dont belong here either. but i guess stealing and killing to take peoples land from them make sense to you. right devil?

  • allie542

    I go along with the not playing in the NFL. Anybody in any pro sport tha gets a felony should be thrown out immeadiatly.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WFLHAS5HNMEWDTZO6VCA3TPT4E NELLY

    What trailer you reside in.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WFLHAS5HNMEWDTZO6VCA3TPT4E NELLY

    What high school you dropped out of,so you think the rest of the population are whites only.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DWUEHKK6OT4M6ZG7Z6E2PBGUJI Gregory

    How stupid can you get to go through that much money. I hope he ends up broke.

  • Angelblessing

    You are the racist. To bless a murderer, you must be one too.   Idiot.
    Vick is a piece of filthy, low-life garbage and deserves to be electrocuted.
    God bless his innocent canine victims and the good people who rescued them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001192061085 Jrsy Mike

    typical black athlete broke before the next contract gets signed

  • bjsguess

    I don’t consider myself entirely virtuous. I have my faults. However, I have been faithful to my wife, I’ve never stolen anything, and I haven’t arranged for dog fights. I think your standards for being a good and moral person are set a little low. Maybe that’s what’s wrong with society?

    Judging people is something everybody does every day. You are judging the commentators in this post. If you don’t judge people you will end up hanging out with the wrong people, making wrong decisions, and find yourself in a bad place.Michael Vick is a moron. I’m glad that he’s paying his child support and past debts but that’s going to come to a screeching halt. Anyone who has made the kind of money that he has and then promptly blows it (mind you not on bad investments or anything like that) is an idiot.

    Live within your means. It’s pretty simple. The sad thing is Vick will be a tragedy within the next 10 years. His career will be over, he’ll have continued financial obligations to his ex and his kids and he has no skills that will help transition post career. All that’s fine if you squirrel away cash but to blow through it the way he has … very sad.

  • http://www.facebook.com/thomas.mendez.18 Thomas Mendez

    Well it is his money and he earned it. He paid for his mistakes and it is not right to put him down. Plus he has many years ahead of him to earn for his future and that of his family. It is wrong for anyone to post racist  remarks on how someone lives their life cause all you do is perpetuate hate.

  • chloetoo

    Uuuummm, this could be the reason he had fighting dogs for spending money since he went through his millions.  Vick should invest in a money manager, it appears he is not good at handling his money.

  • vera Johnson

    It’s sad to see our society hold grudges against people and we try to play God. If you have dot every i and cross every t then you can talk. He’s paid done his time. Who business what he does with his money.  We will never know the true details of his case if you believe what the media say then that shows how narrow minded you are. How did we get to were dogs are more important then people. WE DON’T CARE ABOUT PEOPLE ANYMORE. How can we trash people but we can kiss a dog in his mouth. I wonder if he was white would we be having this conversation. ONLY IN AMERICA.

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  • devilrider

    Maybe, just maybe, Mr Vick needed Jesus a long time ago.  A good football player with a brain about the size of a small pea.  Once a thug, always a thug.  It does not matter what color he is, he has betrayed professional sports, our youth, his managers, his coaches, his fellow players, and joins the ranks of Denny McClain, Pete Rose, Rae Carruth, O J Simpson, The Chicago “Black Sox”, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, and Mark McGuire, and the list goes on and on.  There is a “dark side” to every race.

  • devilrider

    Now wait a minute Dawg – Vick hung those animals by the neck until dead.  Does he really deserve that just for killing dogs?

  • devilrider

    I help more humans than dogs every day, every week, every month, every year.  I am a deer hunter and if I lived near wolves, I would be a wolf hunter for no money, by the way.

  • devilrider

    Earl it is too late for Vick’s $30 Million.  They spend like there is no tomorrow and then tomorrow comes and they end up driving a cab or selling drugs or “greeting” at some casino.  They have no concept of money management. 

  • devilrider

    Professional sports is a failure, just like public education.  This is why I try to avoid following any professional sport and try to follow high school and college sports.  Sure there are schools who hire thugs (University of Oregon, for example and USC), but in general the NCAA runs a cleaner shop than the NFL.

  • devilrider

    Are you kiddin me, this guy will end up driving a cab or selling drugs or committing some other felony.

  • devilrider

    Have 30 or 40 children by 30 or 40 different women and then “settle down” to live a normal, moral life.  Not going to happen.  These idiots will never be faithful to one woman and will never save any money.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/F5Q3VNAALSSUSAIR3WSTG3YHGY Rob

    You big dummy the man killed stuid ass dogs like yourself they needed to die pit bulls attack people they deserved what they got and so do you.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/F5Q3VNAALSSUSAIR3WSTG3YHGY Rob

    You know I dont get, people think killing pitbulls is a crime if that were the case why dont police be arrested when they shoot them? Answer that!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Duke-Dukeandbetty/100000718241962 Duke Dukeandbetty

     Ok, Clearly you hvae issues with BLACKS in general. The poster has issues with WHITES when dealing with blacks. The original Poster didnt try to bring up the General “woes” of the white man, where there are A MOUNTAINOUS amount. the poster was dealing with white media and their kids, dealing with black celebrity.  The poster also has a regular NON RACIST name. To coincide with your comments on “welfare”, “illegitimates” (no such word by the way), “ghetto” ( I assume that this means there are only poor blacks, yet here we are talking about Millionaire vic, in a sport where most of the players are collage grads along with the Millions of other blacks who have done the same, so if those grads are poor, and ROMNEY states that its the RICH that make the jobs, Seems to me, WHOSE FAULT IS THAT when those grads are not hired equally by the “job maker” class), The “civil war” comment you state the term “our”. How Old ARE you?!. “al” must me Sharpton. Lets see…which of your reporters have ever revealed a news story that dealt with blatant racist actions on the part of a large company, police, or citizens? ZERO right? they DONT COVER those types of stories rightt?  We have to first “cry racism” for it to even hit the news. And the situation has to look suspect and might go either way after investigation for the white run media to show the story…because the intent is not to show the racism, but to show that BLACKS CRY  racism.  Lastly, Your racist viewpoint has filtered into your obsession with Obama. Instead of talking about who you WANT to vote for, you make a username to insult the one you DONT. So can I safely say youre not voting for obama because he is BLACK? you have no other answer but YES. So dont respond. Its rhetorical. And by the way, “A black man cannot be racist” in the USA. He can only be a reactionary. He can only behave as a reaction to segregated housing, over policing, unfair hiring (why are whites the man doing the hiring all the time anyhow? see what I mean?), uneven schooling, unequal non grad pay, unequal business investments, unfair home assessments leading to unfair taxation, bias mass distribution of negative images of blacks that DO CRIME and those that dont as well. In WHATEVER point you attemt to make of poor behavior of a group of people, you will find it truly started NOT by the man pulling the trigger, but the environment that makes HIM the triggerman all the time. NO ONE makes ANYONE be what they are is not true at all. Such thinking is for the blind. If NO ONE can influence ANYONE to any real degree, then the entire world of marketing and its BILLIONS spent on demographic study is useless. The very fact that there is a “black” community, implies the revers. a “white” community. WHY are minorities housed separate from same income whites? WHY is low income WHITE neighborhoods appraised higher than low income BLACK neighborhoods? Drugs are not MADE in the black neighborhood, yet Drugs (meth) iws made in white ones. But where is all the focus? black areas. Little is focused on the mob that brings in the product. As your people often say..We only make up 14%. WHY THE HECK are you, and your media so worried about what this 14% does? Why not follow me? Im themysteryrapper on youtube

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Duke-Dukeandbetty/100000718241962 Duke Dukeandbetty

     why is the first act of a republican, a turn at making some kind of epithet at someone? they have to make a slur of some sort, and run with that. they turn the word  Liberal into some kind of insulting word. They cant call it “national healthcare” they have to call it, Obamacare. they couldnt say Barack obama, they had to say Barack HUSEIN obama and type his middle name in caps. they couldnt call him a  man filled with empty promises, they had to call him “magic negro” and make songs about him and play that all over the national radio. They couldnt just accept a black candidate, they had to threaten to defect from the usa (whole states threatened that) they cant just pick a candidate, they have to pick one based on demographic. If the candidate is white and a woman, they look for a white woman to counter. If its a black man, then they look for a black man to counter. NOW all the sudden FOX news can hire blacks to make commentary. YOUR TICKET IS GOING TO GET THEIR BRAINS BEAT IN because of that fact. THE ONLY WAY you seem to try to “motivate” your base is by trying to awaken the racist in as many republicans as you can. So you say stuff like the way whites do on message boards!  Why cant your party FOR ONCE IN THEIR LIVES, put up a candidate FIRST and then let the dems FOLLOW? but you men are demographic crazy. WHY? because youre thee party of the corporations. And they dont see outside demographics. Listen, you need to be quiet. I think I hear Big Bird coming…and He doesnt seem to happy…HE’S GOT A GUN!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Duke-Dukeandbetty/100000718241962 Duke Dukeandbetty

     To white people ANY black that is suffering for the rest of his life for a crime is justified. I got two words..PETE ROSE!!! WHITES come up talking about how he was treated bad, and wanting to give him a pass bla bla bla. Or the issue of the varied steroid users? EVERYONE was calling black ones..DRUG USING THUGS, and then the white guys started getting named…and its…”THIS IS A WITCH HUNT!!!” Example….Sammy sosa, Mark McGuire. WHO was the one busted? WHO received the worst media coverage AND message board comments using the word “thug” or “druggie” or “cheat”.  How many times did we see the word NI*** used on message boards? I didnt see Any racial insults at McGuire, besides WHY is this white man being treated BETTER than sammy” type stuff. AND THAT comment is not racist. the uneven Treatment is. I think white people need to see what racism is…CALLING UNEQUAL TREATMENT racist…is not racist. THE TREATMENT is. I think white, because they are so afraid of being called racist, they think saying ANYTHING that has to do with race, is racist. If  a jew is commenting on mistreatment while in the concentration came of the nazis, he’s not a racist. the Nazi, complaining about the speed that the jew is working as slave for him? THATS a racist. a JEW can NEVER be a racist while in Germany during ww2. So too the blacks and mexicans. White people and the GOVERNMENTS THEMSELVES  have acted racist to the  blacks/mexicans to the point that it has effected housing, schooling, health, jobs, pay, crime, drug use,  birth rates, EVERYTHING… You cant talk about what those grouls should or should not be doing while you yourself stand in the midst of them acting a fool WITH POWER ALONG WITH IT. its like african lands. As long as a white power is heavy in the policing of those areas, via military, u cant say what those people should ro should not do. THAT INCLUDES taliban. If YOU were not running up in there with regulations and influence, the jews/muslim issue would play out as they feel god would let it. NOT with the americans telling Muslims if the jews have a state or not. See what I mean? The USA fights their countries battles  From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli . Neither of which are IN THIS COUNTRY! the next line therefore NEEDS to read…”we will fight OUR country’s battles in YOUR land air or YOUR sea.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Duke-Dukeandbetty/100000718241962 Duke Dukeandbetty

     So lets say that is the case…which it is…WHY ARE THOSE BLACKS POOR?! HOW LONG HAVE THOSE BLACKS BEEN POOR AS A RACE!?!? WHY DO YOU SUPPOSE THE BLACKS WERE POOR FROM DAY ONE? AND WHY DO YOU THINK THEY WERE POOR A SINGLE GENERATION LATER!? WHEN DO YOU THINK THEY ARE NO LONGER EXPECTED TO BE INFLUENCED BY WHATEVER IT WAS THAT HELD THEM BACK FROM THE ONSET YEARS AGO!?!? WOULD IT NOT HAVE TO BE THE DAY THAT THOSE POWERS STOPPED DOING WHAT THEY DO!?!?!? POINT BLANK! SHOW ME WHERE WHITE POWER STRUCTURE HAS STOPPED DOING WHAT THEY DO TO THE POINT THAT BLACKS HAVE EQUAl…and I mean 100% EQUAL opportunity…IN ALL THINGS…in ALL areas…WHEN GUILTY OF CRIME, Or When Looking for a Church to attend. SHOW ME where WHITE NEGATIVE INFLUENCE AT VERY HIGH LEVELS STILL do not have a DIRECT HAND in assult9ing the poor to assure they maintain a “workingg class” based on RACE. SHOW ME where you see that not happening ANYMORE AT ALL… because for you to feel that blacks are FREE to do what YOU can do, You need to have EQUAL LIFE. Do we blacks have EQUAL LIFE as you do? EVERYWHERE? IN ALL areas? From within jails to On a tv To playing the maid or the boss? EQUAL…without ANY push back? can you say that?because THATS what is needed. If we are gonna run a race? YOU CANNOT have YOUR TEAM making shackles on the feet of the other runners….EVEN IF SOME RUNNERS ARE STRONG ENOUGH TO BEAT YOU STILL with weights on their feet…IS IT  THEREFORE A FAIR  RACE DUE TO THE PRESENCE OF SUCH RUNNERS?!?!? NO ITS NOT!!!  You people cannto debate this issue..there is too much blood on your hands. Sorry. BETTER FOR YOU TO TALK FOOTBALL. but lets look at one thing…WHO is it pushing this story and NOW has us all talking like this? A Jewish Lawyer who made a show for himself. THAT SAME race of people run the media and tv for YEARS. So explain WHY are we looking at each other when we need to be looking at the man laughing at the both of us? HE is not playing football…OUR races are.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Duke-Dukeandbetty/100000718241962 Duke Dukeandbetty

     LOL!!! BINGO!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Duke-Dukeandbetty/100000718241962 Duke Dukeandbetty

    Ok…lets roll with “whites are supporting the blacks on welfare” THAT IMPLIES that WHITES have the jobs, does it not? WHY ARE YOU NOT HIRING BLACKS FAIRLY SO THEY DONT HAVE TO BE ON WELFARE LIKE YOU ARENT!?!?!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Duke-Dukeandbetty/100000718241962 Duke Dukeandbetty

     What whites hate about welfare is the TAX MONEY SPENT RIGHT?!?!?! So… Lets say the BLACKS were equal per man as WHITES are ….HOW MUCH DOES THAT SAVE!?!?! ACCORDING TO YOU…WE MAKE UP 14%..THAT INCLUSDES THE MIDDLE CLASS BLACKS, Like I grew up in  The RICH blacks, WHICH THERE ARE A MASS AMOUNT OF, and the Poor, also a mass amount. I LIVE IN CHICAGO…THERE ARE ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOODS OF NOTHING BUT WEALTHY BLACK PEOPLE!!! THEY ALSO make up the 14% AND CLEARLY not on welfare.  Lets say for every One rich black there are 4 poor. Assuming the CHILDREN of those blacks are adult AND POOR. So lets see, somwhere around 11% of the blacks are poor…OF THOSE 11% ONLY SOME can qualify for welfare..because thanks to the republicans…QUALIFYING FOR ANYTHING past foodstamps ins next to impossible, you have to literally NOT BE WORKING, yet somehow pay rent. Get any type of income and youre off. FOODSTAMS is certainly not your concern is it? and healthcare? NOTHING when matched against Medicare.

    So lets say there are poor blacks at 11 percent. WELL THERE IS THE RICH AND THEIR OFFSPRING. So remove them.

    BLACKs Work for city jobs…they are managers and such. they also work in construction in the union. THEY are not poor. AND cannot afford welfare. THATS A HUGE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE.

    take them out.

    So ALL THOSE WE TOOK OUT? they pay taxes. AND THOSE TAXES pay for welfare, that the BLACKS are using right?

    AND THOSE BLACKS pay for WHITE welfare too right?

    So lets talk about Lazy people for a moment…. NO ONE STOPS YOUR WHITE POOR FROM BECOMING SUPERVISOR…THERE IS NO GROUPS, NOT A SINGLE ON, that has the power to make law that STOPS you, SLOWS you, ANYTHING…YOU DONT GET OVER POLICED…NONE of that…SE EXPLAIN TO ME WHY YOUR PEOPLE…WHEN POOR are not as STRONG AS THE BLACKS…Who can RISE FROM THE PROJECTS and become rich WHILE SHACKED BY YOU?  YOU LAZY WHITES!!! GET OFF WELFARE …leave it for those that are shacked to some degree. YOU ARE NOT…so WHY ARE YOU ON IT AT ALL?!?! I say KICK YOUR PEOPLE OFF IT!!!! THE PROBLEM IS GOVERNMENT SPENDING RIGHT? not WHICH RACE PER CAP, spends the most…if there were 12 blacks in the country, and 12 million whites…. and you wanna stop spending…WHY ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT 12 blacks if all 12 are on welfare when you have 12 thousand whites on it? We are talking about a bill!!! SO TELL ME…WHO IS THE ONE RUNNING THE AIR CONDITION ALL DAY ? because the meter doesnt SEE the COLOR, it sees the NUMBER.