Vick begins third leg of trip back to Leavenworth

RICHMOND, Va. | Suspended NFL star Michael Vick has begun the third leg of his trip back to the federal penitentiary in Leavenworth.

The U.S. Bureau of Prisons Web site showed Tuesday that Vick has left the federal prison in Atlanta, where he was held after he left a Virginia jail.

Vick was held in the Virginia jail for several days after he was brought to Newport News, Va., to testify at his bankruptcy hearing earlier this month. A judge threw out Vick’s bankruptcy plan.

The judge also rejected an effort to keep Vick in the area while he works on a new bankruptcy plan, clearing the way for his return to Leavenworth, where he is serving 23 months for bankrolling a dogfighting ring.

Vick has since made temporary stops in federal prisons in Petersburg, Va., and Atlanta.