Michael Vick

QB Michael Vick tells ESPN he is retiring

Michael Vick, who rose to stardom with the Atlanta Falcons before he was sent to prison for running a dogfighting operation, tells ESPN he is retiring from playing in the NFL.

The 36-year-old Vick, a dynamic dual threat with his speedy legs and powerful left arm, passed for 22,464 yards and 133 touchdowns during his 13 seasons with the Falcons, Eagles, Jets and Steelers. His 6,109 career yards rushing are an NFL record by a quarterback.

He did not play this season.

Vick says he is "ready to move on to different things in my life and different facets of my life."

Vick was selected by Atlanta with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2001 draft. He made...