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Michael Vick on his way to jail – finally!

by Therese on November 19, 2007

in Dogs, Pets

vickick20070925.jpgCNN is reporting that Michael Vick has turned himself in and is on his way to jail…

Michael Vick turned himself in to authorities on Monday to get a head start on serving his sentence for running a dogfighting ring, the U.S. Marshals Service said.

The Atlanta Falcons quarterback is scheduled to be sentenced on December 10 on a federal conspiracy charge of bankrolling the dogfighting operation.

Vick, 27, voluntarily turned himself in around noon, said Kevin Trevillan of the Marshals Service, and is being held at Northern Neck Regional Jail in Warsaw, Virginia, until the sentencing hearing.

The quarterback, who has been suspended indefinitely by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, faces 12 to 18 months in prison on the charge.

He pleaded guilty in August after three associates admitted their own roles in the operation and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors.

On September 25, a Virginia grand jury indicted Vick and the three co-defendants — Purnell Peace, 35, of Virginia Beach, Virginia; Quanis Phillips, 28, of Atlanta, Georgia; and Tony Taylor, 34, of Hampton, Virginia — on state charges of running a dogfighting ring at Vick’s home outside Newport News.

The Surry County grand jury brought two charges against the four men: one count of unlawfully torturing and killing dogs and one of promoting dogfights. Each is a felony charge that could result in a five-year prison term.

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jan November 19, 2007 at 8:00 pm

He certainly has done a lot to bring publicity to this horrible pastime so we do owe him something for that. A lot of others have been found out.


Lynn November 19, 2007 at 8:51 pm

One wonders if he wants to get an early start because he thinks he might get released in time to play again this year.


Chuck Gallagher November 19, 2007 at 10:54 pm

Every choice has a consequence. I know, as a former inmate in Federal prison, I paid the price for my choices. What I also learned is that we may make mistakes, but we don’t have to be defined by our mistakes. Today I speak to young people about choices and consequences.

Michael Vick is another example of choices and consequences. Perhaps Michael will make this experience beneficial not only for himself, but use it as a lesson for others to learn from.


Therese November 19, 2007 at 11:14 pm

Like Jan said, he has definitely brought some publicity to the “sport” and hopefully with it more in the public eye, it’ll save more pets. And who knows, like Chuck, I suppose it’s possibly Vick could turn his life around and work on behalf of pets. I do hope that will be the case…only time will tell.


Mary November 20, 2007 at 3:21 am

From CNN.com
“”From the beginning, Mr. Vick has accepted responsibility for his actions and his self-surrender further demonstrates that acceptance,” Vick’s attorney, Billy Martin, said in a statement.”

I am confussed I didn’t think he started to take responsiblity till his co-defendents turned against him.By changeing the facts does not show remorse it shows trying to change the facts to benifit himself.


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