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Vick faces difficult road back

Originally Published: May 20, 2009
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

An NFL player's serving time in jail or prison is not common, but it is hardly unprecedented.

An unofficial survey indicated that about two dozen NFL players served jail or prison time over the past 10 years, with convictions ranging from murder (former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Rae Carruth) to probation terms violated because of substance abuse (former Oakland Raiders quarterback Todd Marinovich).

But returning to the NFL, and performing at a level commensurate to what a player ...

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