Monday, December 10, 2007

It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy

The Atlanta Falcons' former star quarterback, Michael Vick, has been sentenced to 23-months in prison for his role in a dogfighting operation conducted on his property. From the Toronto Star:

Vick pleaded guilty in August, admitting he bankrolled the "Bad Newz Kennels" dogfighting operation and helped kill six to eight dogs.

In a plea agreement, he admitted bankrolling the dogfighting ring on his 15-acre property in rural southeastern Virginia and helping kill pit bulls that did not perform well in test fights. He also admitted providing money for bets on the fights but said he never shared in any winnings.

It was reported that some of the non-performing dogs were killed by hanging or electrocution. This was truly sadistic stuff. As for Vick's football career? The Falcons' owner wished him well as he goes on his "legal journey."

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