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The meaning in Michael Vick's $100M

His new contract is the latest evidence that atonement and talent can trump trouble

Originally Published: September 7, 2011
By Scoop Jackson | ESPN.com

So, what does Michael Vick's new contract really mean?

Beyond the money, beyond the security that comes from it, beyond the status of being one of the three highest-paid players in the NFL, beyond locking him up to a deal that might otherwise have cost the Eagles even more if he has another year like the one he had last season, beyond the obvious reward for turning his life around so drastically, beyond an NFL team saying "We believe in you," beyond giving commissioner Roger Goodell the ...

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