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    Re: Federal grand jury indicts Vick in dogfighting case

    Quote Originally Posted by buglover;2773237;
    I hope he's never allowed to have dogs again.
    I was kind of hoping that part of his sentence would be to spend a few hours a day in a cage with a bunch of pissed of pit bulls.

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    Re: Federal grand jury indicts Vick in dogfighting case

    Quote Originally Posted by razorbacker;2773382;
    I was kind of hoping that part of his sentence would be to spend a few hours a day in a cage with a bunch of pissed of pit bulls.
    With some sort of bleeding wound to entice the dogs!
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    Re: Federal grand jury indicts Vick in dogfighting case

    Quote Originally Posted by buglover;2773384;
    With some sort of bleeding wound to entice the dogs!
    Or wearing a cat suit.
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    Re: Federal grand jury indicts Vick in dogfighting case

    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle David;2773433;
    Or wearing a cat suit.
    You are so bad!

    I'm glad that part of Vick's sentence was to pay for all the costs associated with the capture, kennel fees, medical and professional rehab of the dogs that can be saved. He should have been made to donate $1million to the SPCA or something too!
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    Re: Federal grand jury indicts Vick in dogfighting case

    Quote Originally Posted by canadian_angel;2714089;
    While I'm glad he was sentenced I wish it'd have been more. He deserves it.
    I agree. Not enough time. Slap on the wrist.

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    Re: Federal grand jury indicts Vick in dogfighting case

    Stupidity, the gift that keeps on giving.

    Joey Porter on Vick: 'All it was was dogs' - The Huddle - USATODAY.com

    Joey Porter on Vick: 'All it was was dogs'

    Dolphins LB Joey Porter says the NFL should open the gates for Michael Vick when he completes his federal jail sentence for a conspiracy conviction related to a dogfighting ring.

    And, while noting that Vick's punishment should not linger, Porter offered a different explanation for why the league should reinstate the suspended QB.

    "All it was was dogs," Porter said to ESPN. "They act like they don't even like pit bulls anyway. That's the funny thing about it if you want to get back on that topic. I got pit bulls, I got to put them under a different breed just to travel. So you can't even fly pit bulls nowhere.

    "It's a breed they don't care about. It's not like he was fighting cocker spaniels or something that they like. They don't really care too much about pit bulls."

    Dolphins DE Vonnie Holliday also said the league should reinstate Vick, but with a less controversial reasoning.

    Holliday pointed to the apparent reinstatement of Cowboys DB Pacman Jones, which the team has announced but the league has yet to confirm, as a precedent for Vick's return.

    "Certainly, if a guy gets in trouble repeatedly, which crime is bigger?" Holliday told ESPN. "I don't know. I think [Vick] should get an opportunity to have a second chance. Here's a guy who I think he did a lot for the league, certainly, when he was in Atlanta. He did a lot for that organization."
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    Re: Federal grand jury indicts Vick in dogfighting case

    This is so far beyond my comprehension ...

    Witness: Vick Forced Family Pets To Battle Killer Pit Bulls For Laughs

    RICHMOND, Va. — Michael Vick put family pets in rings with pit bulls and thought it was funny watching the trained killers injure or kill the helpless dogs, a witness told federal investigators during the dogfighting investigation that brought Vick down.
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    Re: Federal grand jury indicts Vick in dogfighting case

    The latest:

    ESPN - Michael Vick pleads guilty to state dogfighting charges

    Vick enters guilty plea to state dogfighting charges

    SUSSEX, Va. -- Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick pleaded guilty Tuesday to a state dogfighting charge, a necessary step to make him eligible for early release from prison and potentially speed a return to the NFL.

    Vick, 28, pleaded guilty to one charge and not guilty to a second count that was then dropped. The former Atlanta Falcons star was given a three-year suspended sentence.

    "I want to apologize to the court, my family, and to all the kids who looked up to me as a role model," Vick told the judge. He had arrived under police escort in wrist and ankle shackles and a gray suit, but the restraints were removed for the hearing.

    Vick's mother Brenda Boddie, brother Marcus Vick and fiancee Kijafa Frink walked in together and sat together in the front row of the gallery with other family and friends. Vick's mother declined to comment to reporters but Marcus Vick acknowledged the family was glad the ordeal was nearly over.

    After the hearing, Surry County Commonwealth Attorney Gerald Poindexter approached Vick's mother and hugged her, saying, "At least some of this is over."

    Vick already is serving a 23-month sentence in Leavenworth, Kan., for a federal dogfighting conviction. He's scheduled for release on July 20, 2009, and will serve three years' probation.

    Federal law prohibits prisoners from being released to a halfway house if there are unresolved charges pending against them.

    Vick was convicted of the federal charges in August 2007 when he admitted bankrolling a dogfighting operation at a home he owned in eastern Virginia's rural Surry County, southeast of Richmond. He also admitted to participating in the killing of several underperforming dogs.

    Since the conviction, he has landed in bankruptcy court after losing nearly all of his record-breaking $130 million from a 10-year contract he signed with Atlanta in December 2004.

    Surry County Circuit Judge Samuel Campbell did not allow Vick to make his plea by videoconference, saying intense public interest made his appearance necessary.

    Under the plea deal, Vick agreed to plead guilty to one count of promoting dogfighting and not guilty to a count that involved cruelty to animals.

    Each state felony count was punishable by up to five years in prison.

    "Any time in prison is hell. Michael's been punished. He knows what he did was wrong," Vick's lawyer Billy Martin said.

    Meanwhile, the house at the center of the dogfighting ring has been put back on the auction block.

    A listing on Motleys Auction and Realty Group's Web site says the five-bedroom house in Smithfield is scheduled to be auctioned on Dec. 15, with bids starting at $590,000.

    Last December, developer Wilbur Ray Todd Jr. rejected a $747,000 bid for the property, which he had bought for $450,000, along with an additional $50,000 in improvements.
    Sounds like settling the state charges may clear the way for time in a half-way house? Should be the poor house. How do you lose that much money without trying to? Hopefully he'll be considered damaged goods to potential sponsors.
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    Re: Federal grand jury indicts Vick in dogfighting case

    Quote Originally Posted by Adult Beverage;3240969;
    Hopefully he'll be considered damaged goods to potential sponsors.
    I find it hard to believe that any company would want this person to be a spokesperson for their product, no matter what it is. Everything about this story makes me sick, and I think the only thing he regrets is that he got caught.

    The idiot who said, "It was only dogs"? It completely boggles the mind doesn't it?

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