Bad Newz Vick


State and Federal officials carry out coolers of evidence to a truck as they search the grounds behind a home owned by Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael  Vick in Smithfield, Va., July 6, 2007.    A federal grand jury in Virginia indicted Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick on Tuesday, July 17, 2007,  in its investigation of illegal dog fighting.  Vick and three others are charged with violating federal laws against competitive dog fighting, procuring and training pit bulls for it and conducting the enterprise across state lines.

Can you say Con-VICK-ed? Not yet. But the Feds are counting on it soon. Today, Michael Vick was indicted on charges that he backed a vicious dog fighting ring at a home he owned in Virgina (above). The charges allege that the operation, which the feds say began in 2001, often left dogs dead in the ring or killed later by hanging or electrcution.

If convicted, Vick could face up to six years in prison and pay $350,000 in fines and restitution (whatever that might be when the dogs are dead).

Vick and colleagues, who were also indicted, called the place the Bad Newz Kennel.

What an offseason it’s been for the NFL. Somewhere even Pacman might be smiling.


2 thoughts on “Bad Newz Vick

  1. You know, I’m an innocent until guily person, until I see investigators lifting dead pit bulls out of mass graves. This is just straight cruel and inhumane, and Ron Mexico better lawyer up, cause Federal charges are no joke (unless your name is Scooter).

  2. Law says:

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