It has been announced today that Michael Vick will plead guilty to federal dog fighting and conspiracy charges. It is unclear what sort of jail time he will get but most likely it will be between 12 and 36 months in jail.
How will this effect a possible comeback?
Well, Vick will first serve the year or year and a half in jail and then he's technically a free man. Right? No. The NFL will most likely also suspend Vick and NOT let his suspension run co-current with his prison time.
Therefore, the soonest we will see Vick back on the field will be the 2010 season. Vick will be 30 years old, and fighting to gain his skills and reputation back. So sad, so sad.