Previous discussion about Vick's return to football has sparked a downright astounding amount of passionate comments, but somehow I feel like if the quarterback returned to the gridiron outside of the NFL, the level of interest in the storyline would rapidly diminish.
Calling Vick "probably the best football player in America," the chairman of the securities firm W.R. Hambrecht & Co. said fans want to watch the suspended former National Football League quarterback and that Vick could have a place in the new league, which is scheduled to begin playing in October.
"He has paid his penalty," Hambrecht, 73, said in a television interview. "What we did is we went out to our fan base and said 'what do you think?' And on our Web site, people want to see him. People believe he deserves a second chance."
Bill Hambrecht Says Vick Deserves 'Second Chance' (Bloomberg)