NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia (CNN) -- Suspended NFL quarterback Michael Vick will go to work for a construction company in Newport News, Virginia, after he leaves federal prison for bankrolling a dogfighting operation, his lawyer said Thursday.
The details emerged in a Chapter 11 confirmation hearing in Virginia Eastern Bankruptcy Court to determine how Vick, 28, will emerge from bankruptcy.
Vick's lawyer, Michael Blumenthal, told the court that the embattled footballer will take the stand and explain how he intends to turn over a new leaf and transition back to society after spending nearly two years in prison on a federal conspiracy charge.
The parties involved in the hearing, which could run until Friday, will present evidence and testimony in an effort to convince the judge that the plan qualifies for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Vick's plan to work 40 hours for WM Jordan, a construction company based in Newport News, is not part of the official 61-page agreement tentatively worked out between's Vick's lawyers and numerous creditors.
A message left for W.M. Jordan's president and CEO, John R. Lawson, was not immediately returned.
Attorneys and representatives from the creditors, including Bank of America, the Atlanta Falcons
and the City of Newport News, to name a few, packed the courtroom Thursday as the hearing got under way.
Vick's mother sat in gallery with his fiancée, who blew him a kiss during one break in the proceedings.
Conspicuously absent was the mention of Vick's hopes to return to professional football, which is expected to be a major source of income. He was suspended from the NFL after his conviction, and his status with the Falcons remains uncertain.
The plan focuses on how assets and liabilities from at least four homes, cars and boats will be handled to the satisfaction of the multiple parties involved.
The reorganization agreement includes a plan to let Vick keep two homes but takes out a line of credit to repay creditors, according to CNN affiliate WAVY.
Dressed in a gray suit, Vick sat quietly as his lawyers began calling witnesses Thursday. It is unclear whether he will testify Friday.
Vick to work in construction, lawyer says