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Michael Vick

Busted for Illegal Dogfighting

7/17/2007 7:57 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0717_michael_vick_bn_getty-1It's dog days for Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick and others, after being indicted today on federal charges related to illegal dogfighting.

Vick was charged with illegal competitive dogfighting, which involves training pit bulls to fight against other dogs. When authorities searched Vick's property this month, they found 54 pit bulls and a host of brutal items including a "rape stand," used to hold dogs in place for mating; an electric treadmill modified for dogs and a bloodied piece of carpeting.

Graves of seven pit bulls were found inside "Bad Newz Kennels," a Virginia property owned by Vick. The dogs were allegedly killed after testing whether they would be good fighters. According to documents, dogfights would end when one dog died or backed down, and dogs were sometimes put to death by drowning, strangulation, hanging, gunshot, electrocution or some other method.

The indictment alleges that Vick and his co-defendants began sponsoring dogfights in early 2001, the former Virginia Tech star's rookie year with the Falcons.

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todd lissner anti adult anti wholesomeness activist-----(kadintodd2@aol.com)    

sum1 should nuter this sick piece of garbage and tahgt would be 2 good 4 him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2649 days ago
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homegirl101    

There are millions of soilders who lose their lives everyday because of an ignorant president that you probaly voted for so once again from me and Vick to all you ignorant retards.... YO MOMMA...

Posted at 1:17PM on Jul 20th 2007 by Vickfan4life

clowns like YOU give PIT Bulls...a bad rap...and SET black people back 20 years..
give it a rest just do us a favor DRINK THE KOOLAID

2649 days ago
768.

Shar    

Oh sure, Vick, NOW you're sorry, AFTER being caught red handed at the paint counter!!

2612 days ago
769.

homegirl101    

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2649 days ago
770.

Jeezlouise    

If Michael Vick gets away with this, it only means one thing: he has great lawyers who could get anyone off any indictment. Come on folks, 66 dogs on your property, shakles, a rape stand, dog pens, drugs to make dogs more muscular, blood everywhere, at least 4 witnesses who are ready to swear in a court of law that Vick was present at fights and bet specific amounts on them, and had puppies executed when they didn't show proper agressiveness? You'd have to be a complete idiot to presume his innocence. Michael Vick deserves to be made an example to all animal torturers and sadists. Lock him up, drown his career, and let him pay all due fines. Period.

2649 days ago
771.

homegirl101    

noitall...I'm crying laughing...at you

Mad as hell.........You are right.. .VICK is already guilty in the eyes of his peers....

IF it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck...it must be a duck...........true story... OJ did it...

2649 days ago
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JWilson    

"Dog fighting is a demented, uncaring and inhumane form of entertainment for twisted people who, if there is any justice in this world, should be put to sleep themselves. Or at the very least – fixed."


READ THE INDICTMENT
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2007/0717072vick1.html

EMAIL THE CORPORATE OFFICE OF THE ATLANTA FALCONS
http://www.atlantafalcons.com/About/Contact_Us.aspx

EMAIL COMMISSIONER GOODELL
https://community.hsus.org/campaign/US_2007_dogfighting_nfl2?source=gaba6w

2649 days ago
773.

Jeezlouise    

To Jennifer Wilson:
Wow, you know your stuff!
I just read the full indictment. Unbelievable. If he gets away with this, there is no justice at all.

2649 days ago
774.

Say Goodnight Vick    

How can people be supportive of this "sport" or anyone even remotely involved in it? We can look at this as a racial issue I suppose .. the HUMAN race, that is. It takes a certain kind of person to find pleasure in torturing animals, and IMO demands a quick study. Somethings missing here, maybe it's an inability to use his brain (for whatever reason) like a reasonable human being, or maybe he just has a criminal mind, you decide. His alleged acts are criminal any way you look at it. Who would still support him, if he also entertained himself by treating the people in his life in such a way? Kirk should be tried and then punished to the full extent of the law if found guitly, and that would be too good for him. Oh, and I've actually never heard of this guy before, but whatever career he had will hopefully be history as well.

What a loser...

2649 days ago
775.

me    

This is why Pitbulls have a bad name ..He needs to be locked up..An race has nothing to do with it ..people are so dumb

2649 days ago
776.

peggy    

The Atlanta Falcons should FIRE him.. It would be worth their while to cut ties now... The Falcons fans shouldn't go to the games and watch how fast he's let go. People must take a stand NOW against these players how think they are above the LAW... Children are looking up to these people. They should have better role models.. All they see is the big houses and jewerly. VICK has got to GO I also hope the jury and judge give him the max.. Way to go Nike !!!! Maybe the teams will follow your lead...

2649 days ago
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Jo    

Peggy - Unfortunately, NIKE has not dropped Vick. They just suspended the release of his latest shoe. They have not severed their relationship. Hopefully , they will. He is so sick.

2649 days ago
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judy    

The statement was made (another black man pulled down by a white man) what a crock This guys need to learn a lesson you dont let dogs fight to the death for a buck .
Does'nt he make enough money??????? He shoud go to jail and never play football EVER. He stiinks anyway.

judy

2649 days ago
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judy    

LETS TRY MAKING MONEY ON HOW SOMES CAN DRIVE A CAR UP THID GUYS NOSE..........HE'S A SICK SICK MAN AND I SAY MAN LIGHTLY.

JUDY

2649 days ago
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joe    

I READ SOME OF THE ABOVE COMMENTS ON VICK AND GETTING AWAY WITH THIS AND ITS JUST BECAUSE OF HIS RACE ETC. ITS NONE OF THAT.BLACKS AS WELL AS WHITES LOVE ANIMALS. IT IS A SERIOUS CHARGE AND ITS NOT THE JUDICIARY WHO WILL BE THE ULTIMATE JUDGE ITS THE PUBLIC.I REALLY FEEL SYMPATHY FOR HIS KIND DECENT LOVING MOTHER WHO MUST BE IN AGONY OVER THIS YOUNG MANS FUTURE AND STATE OF MIND.

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