Michael Vick says it was ‘hurtful’ to see Falcons draft Matt Ryan

Michael Vick was in prison when the Falcons made a franchise-altering move: selecting Matt Ryan with the third overall pick in the 2008 draft.

That meant the team had decided to move forward without Vick, the once-electrifying quarterback who received a nine-year, $130 million contract extension just a few years earlier. Of course, the team was forced into that decision after Vick went to prison for running an illegal dog-fighting ring.

But the reality of not being the franchise player in Atlanta hadn’t really set in for Vick until that moment. He spoke with Sports Illustrated’s Jonathan Jones, and opened up about his feelings during that time, saying it was hurtful to see.

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Alex Smith’s pass to Jeremy Maclin was incomplete and the Steelers maintained their two-point advantage, which turned out to be the final margin.

To get our jugulars ripped out because the ref felt bad for James Harrison falling on the ground. It’s ignorance, Kelce said. (Cheffers) shouldn’t even be able to wear a zebra jersey. He shouldn’t even be able to work at fa鈧€漣ng Foot Locker.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid also said he disagreed with the call but added it really doesn’t matter now that we’re sitting here.

Cheffers, who was promoted to referee in 2008, has 10 postseason assignments to his credit, including two conference championship games.

Joining him on the Super Bowl crew, per ESPN, is Dan Ferrell (umpire), Kent Payne (head linesman), Jeff Seeman (line judge), Doug Rosenbaum (field judge), Dyrol Prioleau (side judge), Todd Prukop (back judge) and Tom Sifferman (replay official).

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