Five years ago, Michael Vick was Atlanta's most popular athlete, and well on his way to becoming one of the most legendary athletes the city had ever known. Then of course, it all came crashing down, and Vick spent 19 months in prison for his involvement with a dogfighting ring. His road back has been a long one, but at age 31, Vick has resurrected his career.
Back in Atlanta, at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church -- where Martin Luther King, Junior once preached -- members of the congregation are well-versed in the power of second chances, and the values of forgiveness and redemption. For them, Michael Vick's return to their city in Week 2 is a celebration of the power of those principles.
The NFL Season: A Biography presented by SAP continues with a two-part story about a man who was once lost and is now found, and a community of Falcon faithful, running better because of him.
For Ebenezer Baptist Church, Sundays in the fall are about faith, fellowship and football. But as the congregation gathers on the Sunday before Michael Vick's return to Atlanta, it is also about recognizing the power of forgiveness and redemption.