It was a busy week in professional football when a couple of big, controversial stars — Brett Favre and Michael Vick — joined NFL rosters earlier this month. No worries, though, for John Madden, because Favre and Vick already are set to take the field in Madden NFL 10, his namesake video game.
Fans who bought Madden when it came out Aug. 14 can download both players thanks to roster updates posted by publisher EA Sports.
For Favre, the process was easier: Take him out of last season's New York Jets uniform and put him in his new Minnesota Vikings gear. "We know what Brett can do," Madden says. "He'll be quarterback No. 1."
Vick, however, has been out of the league for a couple of years while serving time on felony dogfighting charges. What the new Philadelphia Eagle does "is going to be determined on the road," Madden says. "When's he gonna play? What'll they do with him? It's a big guessing thing."