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April 2, 2008 3:18 PM

RCS Exclusive: Michael Vick & Arthur Blank's Correspondence


Arthur Blank recently shared that he and Vick have written letters back and forth since Vick entered prison. Somehow, our crack staff was able to get their hands on these letters.

What up Mr. Blank?

How are u? I’m holding up. It’s like I’m in prison here…ha. Hey, gotta have a sense of humor about things right? Speaking of humorous, how’s that franchise doing? I heard Bobby Petrino didn’t work out so well. Man, good thing I wasn’t there for that. That guy seemed like a real jerk. The way he treated the players and then just left them like that. What a coward.

Hey, so the NFL Draft is coming up and someone told me Todd McShay has you picking QB Matt Ryan. Are you sure you want him playing for just a year and then pay that much money for him to back me up when I’m ready to go for the 2009 season? I don’t know, it just seems it might not be financially responsible.

But, what I really wanted to tell you is; I’m sorry. You put a lot of faith in me and I let you down. I’ve learned a lot in the last few months and I can promise it will never happen again. I’ve learned from the likes of Pedro Martinez and Aramis Ramirez – I need to take my exploits to South America. Not to mention the buds down there are killer.

Well, I gotta get going, it’s bingo time and I’m the reigning champion. Can’t tell you how good it feels to be a champion. Hope we can experience that together some time!
Hugs & Kisses,
-Ron Mexico

Blank's response:

Good to hear from you. Sorry I haven’t responded sooner. You know how things are when you have so many places to be all over the world. Well, I guess you haven’t really experienced that recently…

Yeah, Petrino didn’t work out too well. See the thing is, he ran a very high-powered offense at Louisville and was looking forward to working with a certain athletic quarterback. He wasn’t very happy to find out Joey Harrington would be the starter for the opening game. Poor Joey.

The only benefit of that horrible season is we now have the third overall pick, like you mentioned. And we haven’t made any decisions about what we are going to do with that pick. But, speaking of being financially responsible, are you enjoying most of your $20 million bonus you got to keep? I’m sure it costs a fair amount to bribe the guards in there to keep you safe.

I’ve enclosed a little gift for you. It’s a mix CD. Well, actually it just has one song over and over again. It’s your favorite – the Baja Men’s “Who Let The Dawgs Out.” Thanks for ruining the Falcons and I hope all the stories about prison are true.
Hope you rot in hell,
-Arthur Blank

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