In 2007, police discovered evidence of illegal dog fighting taking place at the home of NFL star Michael Vick. With signs of possible animal abuse and illicit gambling, a federal investigation was opened that led to the indictment of Vick on felony charges related to Bad Newz Kennels. As a result, Vick was sentenced to 23 months. Upon his release, Vick worked to revitalize his name and career, eventually signing with the Philadelphia Eagles for a one-year deal. Last year, he re-signed a multimillion-dollar, multi-year contract and is once again a franchise player.