Atlanta Falcons QB Michael Vick Betting on Dog Fighting … The Story Gets Worse Day by Day


The story initially began that Falcon’s QB Michael Vick was some how involved with betting on dog fighting. 66 dogs were taken off the estate of Vick and now appear  they have to be euthanized as they are too aggressive to be adopted. Dick has initially denied any involvement; however, this story is getting much worse for Michael Vick. The NFL thought it had PR problems with other previous players behaving badly like Pacman Jones, Ricky Williams, Chris Henry and others. We are all quite tired of “NFL Players Gone Wild”. Its about time their are consequences to their actions.

Does anyone think that the Falcons are wishing they could replay the 2001 NFL draft over? Does anyone thing that the Falcons wish they could play this past off season over? The Atlanta Falcons fired their head coach, Jim Mora,  in  a Vick or Mora must go battle and they  traded their back up QB Matt Schaub to the Houston Texans. All this while the Michael Vick saga and dog  PR nightmare continues for the Falcons and the NFL.

Now it appears that it was much worse than initially speculated. A police informant has stated that Michael Vick was involved in gambling on dog fighting as far back as 2000.

Vick is a “heavyweight” among dogfighters, according to the informant, whose identity was not revealed, his face not shown and his voice distorted in a segment of “Outside the Lines.” Vick has fought dogs, funded dogfighting and gambled on the illegal activity as recently as last year, the informant said. The informant also said he witnessed Vick gamble and bring dogs to fight as far back as 2000, when the Falcons quarterback was a student-athlete at Virginia Tech.

I’ve seen Vick. We beat him back in 2000, yes,” the informant said. “That dog was Michael’s dog. Michael was not in the pit. Michael’s thing is he came with all of the money. He was betting. He was betting with everybody. He was betting on his dog, $5,000 on his animal. (Atlanta Journal Constitution)

Michael Vick, A Heavy Weight in Betting on Dog Fighting

“He’s a pit bull fighter,” the source said of Vick. “He’s one of the ones that they call ‘the big boys’: that’s who bets a large dollar. And they have the money to bet large money. As I’m talking about large money — $30,000 to $40,000 — even higher. He’s one of the heavyweights.”

On April 25, authorities raided a house in Surry County, Va., owned by Vick and reportedly found — among other things — 66 dogs (most of which were pit bulls), a dog-fighting pit, bloodstained carpets and equipment commonly associated with dog fighting. Vick was not at the scene and denied knowledge of dog fighting at the property. To this point, no charges have been filed against him. But questions about Vick and his possible connection to dog fighting linger. (ESPN)

Prosecutor: No evidence of abuse in dog fighting case

Um, excuse me Mr. Prosecutor but isn’t having dogs tear each other apart abuse enough? I mean really, what kind of sick bastard would allow this to occur, let a lone find pleasure in it and bet on it as a sport?

 The prosecutor in the investigation of a possible dog fighting operation at a house owned by Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick is confident charges will be brought. He can’t yet say who will be charged.

“We are moving forward,” Surry County Commonwealth attorney Gerald Poindexter said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Friday. He declined to set a timetable for when evidence in the case would be ready to present to a grand jury. (Access North GA)

Goodell Slams Remarks By Portis

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday condemned comments by Washington Redskins tailback Clinton Portis in support of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, who is under investigation for his possible involvement in an alleged dogfighting operation in Virginia.

“I’m extremely disappointed and embarrassed for Clinton Portis,” Goodell said in a written statement following a one-day NFL owners’ meeting. “This does not reflect the sentiments of the Redskins, the NFL or NFL players.” (Washington Post)

Vick merits NFL penalty at very least

And if Vick is found to be directly involved, it should mean more than potential jail time. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell should drop a hammer as severe as he did on NFL miscreant Pacman Jones, if not worse.

Again, let’s make this clear: Vick has denied involvement in dogfighting at the Surry County, Va., property, that was raided in April by Virginia authorities who found 66 dogs, a dogfighting pit, blood-stained carpets and an array of paraphernalia and equipment associated with dogfighting.

Still, one Virginia investigator told the (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot that a police informant has placed Vick at the scene of dogfights. Previously, an Atlanta radio station host reported that former Falcons player Ray Buchanan acknowledged that Vick “not only knew about (the dogfighting), he is behind all of it (and) paying for all of it.” (Houston Chronicle)


Posted May 28, 2007 by
Bizarre, Crime, Sports, WTF | 11 comments

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    11 Responses to “Atlanta Falcons QB Michael Vick Betting on Dog Fighting … The Story Gets Worse Day by Day”

    1. Jerry from Ohio on May 28th, 2007 11:00 am

      Just think a moment of the Psychological implications of Vick and other members of our society .
      These people that can and do watch animals tear each other apart for no other reason then to entertain these sub humans
      that are sadly enough a part of our society .
      Now if animals do fight either for self defense or for survival this is nature but for these people to purposefully
      training and place these animals together for the express purpose of watching and betting on the out come is little more then a step away from doing the same thing to other human beings ,” This has already been done from The middle ages to the present IE: Paying Homeless men and women to fight

      in back alleys and also in prisons inmates fight sometimes to the death for the guards amusement ”
      Now do we REALLY need these type of individuals along side of us and our children in our society ??
      As for me I really don’t want them to be my neighbors let
      alone paying them millions of $$ to play a sport.
      This is why I do not really care for professional sports
      Now a good clean game of Baseball or pee wee football with the kids having a great time and doing for the love of the sport now that I can watch and do support .
      My opinion aand sticking to it

    2. Scared Monkeys on May 28th, 2007 2:18 pm

      If this turns out to be true about Michael Vick, I believe that this is a far worse crime than others than have been punished by the NFL. To actually watch another animal tear another apart and bet on it has to be about the lowest form of humanity.

      Only the dregs of society would associate with such disgusting behavior. And the NFL would have this clown as its poster child. WOW. You just never know about people.

    3. LilPuma on May 28th, 2007 4:41 pm

      I hope there are some young people out there who hear about this and realize there’s nothing tough or cool about using an animal to bolster your “status” or amuse yourself, especially when it involves harm to the animal.

    4. houston on May 28th, 2007 7:25 pm

      I think the Falcons need to start looking for a replacement.

    5. Stephen Redmond Oregon on May 28th, 2007 10:35 pm

      There is no place in the NFL for anybody involved with Dog Fighting! Besides being cruel, unethical and Generally WRONG, it is Illegal Gambling! Gambling being the lesser of my concerns, I feel what ever will take this sick punk down GREAT! He has embarrassed himself, the Falcons, the NFL, and this Country. Portis can go right down with him to.

      Personal Conduct?

    6. Brenda on May 29th, 2007 3:00 pm

      Really too bad. His younger brother is having problems with underage girls. Both held big positions at Tech. Younger bro was put on probation for his trists with young girls, speeding, and pot..but he did not change his ways and is no longer playing with the team. Sad. Seems to run in the family. Vick was such a good guy in college and a local “hero”. We are all saddened in the Blacksburg/Roanoke area by this news.

      Animal lovers must be going nuts! I love animals, and do not think fighting them is right at all, but the fact so many humans are WANTING this “service” available says alot more is wrong here than the fact they want to see dogs kill one another. WHO would WANT to watch that?


    7. Maggie on May 29th, 2007 7:09 pm

      unbelievably disgusting.. sick people.

    8. Matt on July 17th, 2007 8:46 pm

      If Pete Rose can be banned from baseball for life for betting on baseball, then Vick should be banned for life for running a dog fighting ring. Personally, I cannot stand Vick as a QB. He was never that great of a football player. If he is lucky, he might get a job as a back-up QB for an Arena Football team.

    9. Scared Monkeys on July 17th, 2007 9:16 pm

      [...] Grand Jury on charges related to illegal dog fighting. How will NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell deal with this situation with Michael Vick, one of his leagues highest profile players? Think the Atlanta Falcon’s front office is not [...]

    10. Melody on July 18th, 2007 3:41 pm

      I agree with all the above statements. I hope he gets put in jail for life and then attacked by dogs himself. He’s a disqusting pig and has no moral values as far as I’m concerned. And if the NFL continues to keep them – this email goes for them as well.

    11. jackson on August 2nd, 2007 5:28 pm

      RAGE!!! this man needs to pay for this. He should also remember that not too long ago he would have been considered not much more than an animal that could be beaten, abused, hung, tortured and even electrocuted into submission OR for the sick pleasure of some truely sub-human white man. Thank Your lucky stars Vick!!! Society has evolved, You however have not!!!&!

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