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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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76.

DEREK    

Man if you're an Atlanta Falcons season ticket holder I feel your pain right now. You're #1 might wind with some serious jail time and some prison blues instead of red. Go Raiders!!!

2618 days ago
77.

He's just another Idiot    

Look at that smirk on his face. He's the most disgusting nitwit to come down the pike in a long time. I hope he goes to jail with some very large vicious snakes. He's too stupid to be out with human beings. NFL, fire this idiot!!!!!!!

2618 days ago
78.

lucky    

The email address didnt work it came back undeliverable.

2618 days ago
79.

Get Rid of this Foul Idiot    

How about everyone thats pissed off about this contact the Falcons directly and let them know that we dont want this moron on the team any longer. Afterall how many children look up to these football "heros" and want to emulate them. This idiot is a serial killer waiting to happen.

http://www.atlantafalcons.com/

2618 days ago
80.

MeLrose    

Note 2 JENNY- Address DON"T work!

2618 days ago
81.

Ellis    

You could not kill this animal fast enough. I'd pay to watch these dogs rip his sorry ghetto butt in half.

2618 days ago
82.

lucky    

use this link you have to go to the site if you dont have Microsoft outlook


http://www.atlantafalcons.com/About/Contact_Us.aspx

2618 days ago
83.

Lara McRae    

What a peice of crap!! I am an animal lover and this makes more angry than anything out there. I swear I could take a bat to this bastard.

2618 days ago
84.

lucky    

use this link then you can send your comments to the falcons

2618 days ago
85.

MeLrose    

Thank God someone ELSE was thinking same as me- i hope that stupid Sharpton don't jump on this one he n start crying "Race" ect aughhhhhhhhhhhhhh he pisses me off sometimes

2618 days ago
86.

I call bullshit    

19. Thug, gangster and criminal

.......and they wonder why they get stereotyped....

2618 days ago
87.

Sebastian    

No ! he should't be burned at the stake, he should be put in a cage with 40 or 50
rabid pit bulls-- I would pay big money to view this event.
Anyone else want a piece of this action ???

2618 days ago
88.

lucky    

2618 days ago
89.

EP    

ROT IN HELL VICK!!! You sick Mother F#!%#@

You'll get what you deserve...what goes around comes around you bastard!

2618 days ago
90.

Gia    

People like Vick are directly responsible for the mauling and deaths of children who are later attacked by these pit bulls or their offspring.
He should spend a long time in prison for his role in the torture of these animals. What a f****** evil bastard.

2618 days ago
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