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    Michael Vick indicted on Federal charges/ Gets 23 Months

    Roger Cossack, ESPN Legal Analyst: "If he's convicted, he'll be looking at years, not months."
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    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
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    Re: Michael Vick indicted on Federal charges

    I wonder if they indicted Ron Mexico as an accomplice?
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    Re: Michael Vick indicted on Federal charges

    If he did the stuff they talked about on ESPN, including executing dogs that had lost fights by a variety of disgusting methods, he belongs in jail.
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    Re: Michael Vick indicted on Federal charges

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62 View Post
    If he did the stuff they talked about on ESPN, including executing dogs that had lost fights by a variety of disgusting methods, he belongs in jail.
    Just plain sad.

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    According to the indictment, dogs that didn't show enough fighting spirit, or that lost matches, were put to death by a variety of methods, including shooting, drowning, hanging and electrocution. Prosecutors allege that on one occasion earlier this year, Vick participated in killing eight dogs.

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    Re: Michael Vick indicted on Federal charges

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    If true, losing his NFL career is the least of his concerns.
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintmered View Post
    If true, losing his NFL career is the least of his concerns.
    I hear the Mean Machine needs a new QB.
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    Re: Michael Vick indicted on Federal charges

    absolutely sick.
    Nothing to see here. Please disperse.

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    Re: Michael Vick indicted on Federal charges

    Horrific.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
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    Re: Michael Vick indicted on Federal charges

    Anyone who engages in or supports that sort of filth should be locked up and have the key thrown away
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    Re: Michael Vick indicted on Federal charges

    (CNN) -- Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick faces criminal charges and a possible prison sentence for allegedly participating in an enterprise that trained pit bulls for death matches in which spectators bet on the outcome, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.

    Vick, 27, and three associates were indicted by a federal grand jury in Richmond, Virginia, on a conspiracy count alleging they bought and sponsored dogs in an animal fighting venture and traveled across state lines to participate in illegal activity, including gambling.

    According to the indictment, dogs that didn't show enough fighting spirit, or that lost matches, were put to death by a variety of methods, including shooting, drowning, hanging and electrocution. Prosecutors allege that on one occasion earlier this year, Vick participated in killing eight dogs.

    A National Football League spokesman said the allegations against Vick would be reviewed under the NFL's personal conduct policy.

    "We are disappointed that Michael Vick has put himself in a position where a federal grand jury has returned an indictment against him," said spokesman Brian McCarthy. "We will continue to closely monitor developments in this case and to cooperate with law enforcement authorities."

    If convicted of both portions of the conspiracy charge, Vick could face six years in prison and a $350,000 fine, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.

    No arrest warrants have been issued, and Vick and the other defendants -- Purnell Peace, 35, of Virginia Beach, Virginia; Quanis Phillips, 28, of Atlanta, Georgia; and Tony Taylor, 34, of Hampton, Virginia -- have not been taken into custody, said Jim Rybicki, a spokesman for U.S. Attorney Chuck Rosenberg.

    A judge is expected to inform Vick and the others of the charges against them Wednesday and make arrangements for them to turn themselves in, Rybicki said.

    Vick, a standout at Virginia Tech who was the first player chosen in the 2001 NFL draft, is one of pro football's highest-profile and highest paid players. In 2004, he signed a 10-year, $130 million contract with the Falcons.

    The dogfighting investigation began in April, when authorities found 54 pit bulls on property Vick owns in Smithfield, Virginia, about 30 miles west of the Norfolk area where he grew up.

    There was no immediate comment from Vick on the indictment. He had previously said that while he had a kennel operation on the property, he had no involvement in, or knowledge of, a dogfighting ring.

    But the indictment issued Tuesday charges Vick was intimately involved in the operation, known as "Bad Newz Kennels," and that he bought the Smithfield property for $34,000 for the purpose of going into business with Peace, Phillips and Taylor.

    Between 2001 and April 2007, Vick and his associates bought and trained pit bulls and hosted dogfights at the property, and dogs were also taken to locations in at least six other states to participate in fights, prosecutors said.

    The owners of the winning dogs collected purses that ran into the thousands of dollars, and spectators also placed side bets on the outcome, prosecutors said. After one of the "Bad Newz" dogs lost a fight in March 2003, Vick personally paid $23,000 to the owner of the winning dog, who is now a cooperating witness for the prosecution, the indictment said.

    According to the indictment, an unidentified associate from Bad Newz Kennels admonished another participant at a dogfight who yelled out Vick's name during an event in the fall of 2003 -- a participant who is also now cooperating with prosecutors.

    The indictment also alleges that Vick and his associates "rolled" some of their dogs -- testing them in short fights to determine how well they might fight. Dogs that failed the test were killed, prosecutors said.

    While most of the dog killings noted in the indictment were allegedly carried out by the other defendants, Vick himself participated in the killings of eight dogs in April, according to the indictment. The animals were killed "by various methods, including hanging, drowning and slamming at least one dog's body to the ground," the indictment said.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


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    Re: Michael Vick indicted on Federal charges

    I hope they put him away for a while. Hopefully this will teach the young and fabulous athletes that they aren't bulletproof.

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    The fact that they've got state's witnesses doesn't bode well for him.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


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    Re: Michael Vick indicted on Federal charges

    It would be the best thing to happen to the Falcons in years. They have wasted enough time and money trying to make him a QB.

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    Re: Michael Vick indicted on Federal charges

    Is the new dream team available to represent this football star? I guess you cannot change trial locations for a Federal charge?

    Innocent until proven guilty, but not looking good at this moment. Fame, money... and evidently an ego that makes some think they are above it all. Training dogs to kill or be killed and killing those who did not have ability to make the 1st team. People who do this are disgusting and criminal.
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    Re: Michael Vick indicted on Federal charges

    I'm totally disgusted if this is even 10% true.

    Vick potentially had $130M coming to him. Getting involved in something like this just confirms the idea that he is/was the dumbest QB in the NFL.

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