Thursday, September 27, 2007

Vick in more hot water

Michael Vick’s situation is now only slightly better than that of The Juice’s. As expected the state of Virginia has followed suit with the Feds and filed their own charges against Vick in connection with his dogfighting ring. If convicted of the new charges Vick’s jail time would more than double, effectively erasing any hope of resuming his NFL career.

“We are disappointed that these charges were filed since it is the same conduct covered by the federal indictment for which Mr. Vick has already accepted full responsibility” and pleaded guilty, Billy Martin, one of Vick’s lawyers. Martin said Vick’s legal team would examine the charges “to ensure that he is not held accountable for the same conduct twice.”

In addition, it was also announced that Vick tested positive for marijuana use earlier this month, a violation of the conditions of his release as he awaits sentencing on the federal charges. He now has to wear an electronic tracking device and must submit to random drug testing. Because Vick violated the conditions of his release, the judge could take that into consideration during sentencing. One legal expert said “Every judge considers pretty seriously if they feel that the defendant has flaunted the conditions for release. It's certainly not a smart thing to do."

When I think of Michael Vick “smart” isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. I’m surprised he didn’t confuse his bitches by giving herpes to his dogs and drowning his women.

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