It could be the beginning of the end for Michael Vick's time in custody for his dogfighting conviction.
A lawyer for the former NFL star says Vick could be transferred to a halfway house in Virginia any day now, the Associated Press reports.
The news came during a hearing the lawyer had before a federal bankruptcy judge this past Friday. The judge asked about the transfer during a hearing at which he also approved arrangements to sell off some of Vick's property.
Vick is serving a 23-month sentence at the federal penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kansas for his role in a dog-fighting ring.
He's scheduled for release July 20. But it's possible that he could serve the last few months of his term at a halfway house in Newport News, Va., his hometown.
Another of Vick's lawyers told the hearing that it's expected Vick will be reinstated by the league. But NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell hasn't said whether he will lift Vick's suspension once he's released.