Michael Vick Wedding Set for June

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By Emma Koonse , Christian Post Reporter
May 17, 2012|10:40 am

Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has set a wedding date with his fiancée Kijafa Frink, reports revealed Wednesday.

  • Atlanta Falcons football player Michael Vick
    (Photo: AP Images / Steve Helber)
    Atlanta Falcons football player Michael Vick makes a statement after pleading guilty to a federal dogfighting charge in Richmond, Va., Monday, Aug. 27, 2007.

The couple became engaged right before Vick served 21 months in prison and two months on home arrest over a dog fighting scandal in 2007.

Vick and Frink will wed on June 30 before 300 guests at the Fountainbleu Miami Beach, reported The New York Post.

Sources say that the wedding guest list includes Vick's mentor and former coach Tony Dungy, Eagles' coach Andy Reid, Vick's agent Joel Segal, as well as several NFL players such as Eagles' running back LeSean McCoy.

Following his guilty plea to "Conspiracy to Travel in Interstate Commerce in Aid of Unlawful Activities and to Sponsor a Dog in an Animal Fighting Venture," Vick lost numerous endorsements from brands such as Nike, Coca-Cola, Powerade, and AirTran, among others.

Poor financial management, bad investments, and lawsuits resulted in Vick filing for bankruptcy in 2008.

After admitting "true remorse" for the "heinous" crime of dog fighting, Vick expressed his hopes of returning to the NFL. Following a reorganization plan, he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles and was reinstated in week three of the 2009 NFL season.

After signing with the Eagles, Vick went on to become the starting quarterback who led the team to the 2011 NFL Playoffs as NFC East Champions.

The 31-year-old NFL star will turn 32 just days before his nuptials next month. Despite starting only 11 games and only playing in 12 games, Vick set career highs in passing yards, passing percentage, quarterback rating, passing touchdowns, and rushing touchdowns. In 2010, the athlete was named NFL Comeback Player of the Year, and was selected to his fourth Pro Bowl.

On Twitter, Vick's fans are congratulating the athlete and his fiancée.

"Michael Vick to marry longtime fiancee… Congrats @MikeVick," posted Stephanie. "#Eagles fan right here!!!!"

"Awww Michael Vick is getting married at the end of June that's so cute," wrote Nicole.

Rosemary posted, "Reformed, dog-fighting quarterback Michael Vick set to wed fiancee in Miami."

 

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