Michael Vick Sentenced

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Michael Vick's involvement in a dogfighting conspiracy that involved gambling and killing pit bulls has earned him a 23-month sentence in prison.

Vick, appearing this morning in a Richmond, Virginia, courtroom dressed in a black-and-white striped prison suit, could have been sentenced to up to five years. In court today, Vick acknowledged he used "poor judgment" and added that he was willing to "deal with the consequences."

The suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback pleaded guilty in August, admitting that he bankrolled the "Bad Newz Kennels" dogfighting operation and that he helped kill six to eight dogs. In a plea agreement, Vick admitted providing money for bets on the fights but said he never shared in any winnings.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Wes Location: Knoxville on Dec 10, 2007 at 12:57 PM
    Dog fighting, Flipping off a fan in the stands, Your brother stomps on a player while he is on the ground and totaly blows his NFL career out the window....I see a progress here that doesn't look good. I see a person too stupid to realize that he has been given the keys to the pearly gates. The man got off easy, He needs to be made a example of.10 years of hard time is way to easy for him....You get millions a year and your talents get you on TV every weekend. And it is his ignorance that everyone will remember him by...Just another example of you can't give a ignrant thug money, because he will some how some way mess it up....Don't drop the soap!!!!!


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