Michael Vick's "autobiography" -- written with two former Charlotte Observer reporters -- comes out July 27. It's titled "Finally Free."
The book was in the works before Vick's resurgent 2010 season, according to the Web site set up by the publisher, The Core Media Group, a North Carolina-based company with a religious bent.
"The book shows us how a young, gifted athlete's life spiraled out of control under the glare of money and fame," says a promo on the site. It later adds, "The book also tells the story of redemption. How a broken man sought and received forgiveness for his wrongs, was shown grace by the most unlikely people and had a fairy tale-like NFL season for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2010."
Tony Dungy writes a forward to the book, and the Web site includes a couple excerpts. One recounts the day Vick reported to prison. The other goes over some of the lies Vick admits he told during his career and the dog fighting investigation that landed him in jail. In the excerpt, Vick says he believes going to jail was God was teaching him a lesson.