Monday, August 20, 2007

Vick is a killer

Two of Michael Vick's alleged cohorts in a grisly dogfighting case pleaded guilty Friday, and one said the Atlanta Falcons quarterback joined them in drowning and hanging dogs that underperformed for Vick's Bad Newz Kennels. Purnell Peace and Quanis Phillips become the second and third co-defendants to plead guilty to being involved in the racket. Tony Taylor, who also agreed to cooperate with prosecutors, pleaded guilty last month.

According to Phillips' summary, Vick funded purses for the dogfights. He also participated in several dogfights at his Surry County property between 2002 and 2007. Vick also traveled with "Bad Newz Kennels" dogs to fights in South Carolina and North Carolina, according to the documents. In April 2007, he, along with Peace and Vick, "tested" dogs by "putting the dogs through fighting sessions . . . to determine which animals were good fighters." The three men "executed approximately eight dogs that did not perform well."

This is definitely more Bad Newz for Vick in his attempt to escape prison. With his NFL career being one big disappointment thus far, he's lucky the Falcon's didn't treat him the same way he treated his dogs. Mind you, it would have been funny to see Vick hung up from the uprights and electrocuted after posting a 62 pass rating in his rookie year.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

10 to 12 months in jail and a 250k fine is a joke!!!