Fox Sports Hires Michael Vick as NFL Analyst

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"My friends and family are thankful and proud of me," said the former QB.

Michael Vick is joining Fox Sports as an NFL analyst. 

The disgraced former NFL quarterback on Friday told USA Today, "I'm very excited. Over the last seven or eight months, I've done a lot of interviews, and I think I've gotten better as I've been put in those situations more often. Things really came together [with Fox] over the last couple months. They have shows that I have always watched and admired. My friends and family are thankful and proud of me."

Vick was a breakout star and four-time Pro Bowl quarterback when he played for the Atlanta Falcons, but he had a hard fall from grace after it was discovered he was part of dog-fighting ring, for which he was sentenced to prison. 

Vick made an NFL comeback after he was released from prison, playing for the Philadelphia Eagles for several seasons, then becoming a journeyman back-up before he officially retired this year. 

Vick recently made headlines when he criticized the skills of free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick and said he needed to cut his hair. The former San Francisco 49ers player, who refused to stand for the national anthem, sports an afro. 

Vick later apologized for the hair comment.