Vick Pleads Guilty; Eyes Early Prison Release – VIDEO
Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick pleaded guilty Tuesday to a state dogfighting charge, a move that could make him eligible to leave prison early and potentially speed up a return to pro football.
And this is the wake of a report released by the USDA’s inspector general-investigations division detailing more horrors;
The report, dated Aug. 28, 2008, says, “Vick, Peace and Phillips thought it was funny to watch the pit bull dogs belonging to Bad Newz Kennels injure or kill the other dogs.” The report has names and phrases redacted in order to protect the anonymity of certain individuals who cooperated with investigators.
The report also states in mid-April of 2007, Vick, Peace and Phillips hung approximately three dogs who did not perform well in a “rolling session,” which indicates the readiness of a dog to fight. According to the report, the three men hung the dogs “by placing a nylon cord over a 2 X 4 that was nailed to two trees located next to the big shed. They also drowned approximately three dogs by putting the dogs’ heads in a five gallon bucket of water.”
Vick initially told authorities “while he assisted Phillips and Peace in the killing of the dogs, he did not actually kill the dogs,” but “helped Phillips toss several dogs to the side,” according to the report.
However, the report says Vick took back that statement when he failed a polygraph test. “Vick failed the examination as it related to the killing of the dogs in April 2007. Ultimately, Vick recanted his previous statement wherein he said he was not actually involved in the killing of six to eight dogs. … Vick admitted taking part in the actual hanging of the dogs.”
Vick, the report says, paid someone whose name was redacted $100 to dig two graves for the dog carcasses. “Based on past circumstances,” the report says, “Phillips and Peace did not like [Vick] to do any type of work that could injure him and jeopardize his NFL contract.” When the person who dug the graves refused to bury the animals, the report says, Vick, Peace and Phillips buried the dogs themselves. (ESPN)
So now this piece of trash is gonna be back out on the streets and sadly, most likely back in the NFL… where is the justice??
If you are actually interested, you can see all the background on Michael Vick and his dogfighting horrors HERE.
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