Michael Vick Faces the Music today in Dog Fighting Conspiracy Sentencing


Today is D-Day for Michael Vick as the disgraced and suspended QB of the Michael_vick_dog_fightingAtlanta Falcons will find out his sentencing for his role in a dog fighting conspiracy. Vick faces up to 5 years; however, Federal sentencing guidelines suggested a year to 18 months. Recently, a federal judge sentenced two of Michael Vick’s dog fighting cohorts to 18 months and 21 months in prison. The prison terms for co-defendants, Phillips and Purnell Peace, were a little longer than prosecutors recommended. That cannot bode well for Michael Vick as he faces the music later today.

The suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback faced up to five years at his sentencing by U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson. Federal sentencing guidelines suggested a year to 18 months. Vick pleaded guilty in August. In a plea agreement, he admitted bankrolling the “Bad Newz Kennels” dogfighting operation on his 15-acre property in rural southeastern Virginia and helping kill six to eight pit bulls that did not perform well in test fights.

UPDATE 1: Every Dog has its Day

Vick sentenced to 23 months in prison. If he gets time off for good behavior, the sentence could be reduced to 19 1/2 months, resulting in a May, 2009 release. Otherwise, Vick will remain incarcerated until October, 2009.

Can you say that at the earliest Michael Vick will not be in a football uniform until 2010? His skills were regressing during his playing days. One can only imagine what they will be like with a 2 year layoff.

UPDATE II: Vick spit on the legal system

No one has ever accused Michael Vick of having class or the capability of making Wtf_dudeproper decisions. He couldn’t make the proper reads and decisions on the field, why did anyone think he was capable of making them off the field?

RICHMOND, Va. – He chomped on chewing gum and wore his Nike Air Force 1 Mids – bright white to match the stripes on his prison garb – as he walked into federal court Monday to answer for his mistakes.

Only some of the mistakes that may haunt Michael Vick most, the ones that hurt his chances of ever again racing his Nikes around the NFL and should eat him up on the long, lonely nights behind bars are the one’s he committed since pleading guilty in connection to a dog-fighting ring.

Vick should have faced a sentence of 12-18 months after accepting a plea deal to conspiracy charges in August and promising full cooperation, honesty and to “make better decisions.”

Instead he made more bad ones, U.S. Attorneys claiming he failed to fully admit or take responsibility for his actions, practiced multiple counts of deception and tested positive for marijuana just weeks after promising the judge he’d avoid drugs. (Yahoo Sports)

Posted December 10, 2007 by
Bizarre, Crime, Judicial, Sports | 9 comments

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    9 Responses to “Michael Vick Faces the Music today in Dog Fighting Conspiracy Sentencing”

    1. brenda on December 10th, 2007 12:28 pm

      He just received 23 months. I think that is fine in light of the fact he admit to his role in all of this and is taking it like a man. Yeah, it was cruel, but considering what others have done and gotten away with, I think any longer would be for nothing other than making a point by using a famous person.

      (Hey Joran…men with at least a SMALL amount of soul admit to what they do and take what comes….)

    2. Brad on December 10th, 2007 2:40 pm

      Toooooootally, he admitted it and now case closed he’s in jail. He was even selling all his propery cuz he knew where he was going to end up, good sentance. In case your curious like I was here is one of his homes for sale http://www.housefront.com/2021022

    3. Sherry on December 10th, 2007 5:38 pm

      Wow it may just be the pic but the lady in front looks bigger than Vick…maybe she could fill in for him on the team :)

    4. LilPuma on December 10th, 2007 7:03 pm

      Reminding everyone that animal cruelty and neglect, including dogfighting, takes place everywhere. Be aware and get involved if you see it near you.

    5. Nut44x4 on December 10th, 2007 7:33 pm

      I would have given him 23 years.

    6. brenda on December 11th, 2007 10:26 am

      Nutt…you are certainly a nut 44×4 (whatever that equals). What he did was a crime, but nothing in comparison to what Joran did to Natalee and he’s walking free.

      Hell, a child rapist doesn’t even get 23 months at times! I know because I often read the sexual offender site on our VA State Police website to familiarize myself with “what” is out there. The sentences they receive are purely disgusting. Normally less than 2 years and often only months.

      Understand the time in jail has to fall in line with the crime committed. Ugly as this was, he didn’t hurt any people, which we should be greatful for.

    7. brenda on December 11th, 2007 10:51 am

      Sherry, your comment is funny, but seriously, if you look to the very, right-hand side of the photo, you can see a handrail. They are walking up the steps. Still, lady cops are normally quite rugged probably could step in for Vick :>)

    8. da_wench on December 11th, 2007 3:05 pm

      I’ve got a couple of pit bulls that would love to put MV in a pit against his co-defendants. Let’s let them fight to the death.

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