Michael Vick says he plans to stay off the football field

Atlanta, Georgia - After much social media buzz, former NFL quarterback Michael Vick confirmed his retirement via Twitter.

Mike Vick #2 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks to pass during a game at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Mike Vick #2 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks to pass during a game at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  © Gregory Shamus / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

After much anticipation and reports otherwise, the former NFL quarterback said he will stay retired.

Vick was set to return to the football field to play in a Fan Controlled Football league, but confirmed on Sunday he will stay off the field.

"I hung ‘em up in 2015 never to return again," the 41-year-old tweeted on Sunday. "Had an amazing time and accomplished so much.

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"I say that to say, they’re going to stay hung up and I will not be coming out of retirement."

If Vick did play, he would have been another notable name to join Fan Controlled Football following Johnny Manziel and Terrell Owens, who are currently playing in the second year of the league.

Though the athlete does seem set to stay on the sidelines, he did hint that he would love to keep his "executive hat" on.

"I appreciate the opportunity to play but I’d rather put my executive hat on with the little ownership that I have," he tweeted.

Perhaps Vick is lining up new plans to stick around in the sport as a future owner? Time will tell.

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