Eagles quarterback Michael Vick will make his first official return to the Virginia Tech campus since he was released from prison on Saturday.
Vick is among the former Tech players in the NFL who has been invited to attend the final spring football scrimmage at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg. As many as 16 former Hokies could attend.
Vick led the Hokies to the 1999 national championship before he was selected first overall by the Atlanta Falcons.
"In all my time knowing him, from Virginia Tech to now - I don't think he's ever changed as a person," Tech coach Frank Beamer said at the Maxwell Awards banquet last month. "Now he made some bad decisions. But he's a good person. "
Before the scrimmage, Vick will sign autographs at the school's bookstore fo $2 to $30 with the money going to Vick's management company, according to the Roanoke Times.
"I could not ever condone what he did, but I can condone forgiveness," George Daniels, the bookstore managet, told the newspaper. "All signs point to him trying to do things right."
"We believe that Hokie Nation will respond in a favorable way," Daniels said. "He's turned his life around."
Also, signing autographs at the store Friday night is former Eagles defensive back Macho Harris. His signature will cost $15 and $20.
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