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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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Show your support for all creatures by checking out the t-shirt "Don't VIC-timize Animals!" at Cheers to Reebok , Nike and everyone who has taken a stand against him and his co-defendants. Can't wait to see your sorry asses in prison. Remember, in Federal prison, you don't get one day off for every day served. You do EVERY,SINGLE DAY. I hope you guys rot in there.

2612 days ago

teresa inman    

my husband has a rednose pitt! 700.00 cash for him,He is a beatiful dog very loving he would not hurt anyone! These people are people are making these dogs look alful,and also the people who ones them! Vick needs to be schocked,the way they have been doing these dogs them put in a ring with them,See what it feel like to be riped to pieces! I'm sure they starve these dogs to!!! no mercy,Vivk I hope you get everything coming to you gail

2612 days ago


vick needs to die and all of that other stuff sounds somewhat racist to me you think god will let you in heaven (thats only if you believe in god) with that kind of you honestly believe that everytime a black person does something wrong they have to get the maximum punishment?death for a pit bull when bush teewalk
wow you are a real nut job.....WE the not like what the man VICK has done, what he has been accused of.....color is not a factor here , Lohan is a drunk coke head, Hilton is a white ho skank, George Dubya is probably the worst president in history. I am a white woman...expressing an opinion and I have every right as an American under the First Amendment !! You are not an animal lover, I have read all your comments not once do you convey compassion for anyone but yourself, and Vick, and then turn it into a racist forum..for yourself to vent....... Seems like you... are the racists one...perhaps you have had issues because as you say you are mixed, well..dear it has nadda to do with the issue, it is illegal , immoral, and inhumane, Vick as well as ...YOU, both lack the human decency gene, otherwise you would have shut up ....days ago....

NOT one person has agreed with you , how does that make you feel ..lacking all compassion, and not earning any either?? Lonely on the opposing wall ?? Of your God, and the Law? Yes?

2612 days ago


hey noitall...glad to're still ...hammering away at these fans.... I will not give up the fight....either....keeping the blog much as I it doesn't fade every other good cause...or fight!!

2611 days ago


No matter what color you are there are all races committing hideous crimes all the time. Don't start directing this at one race. i am white and I don't agree with racism at all. People should be based on their individuality not there race. I agree Vick should be punished severely for this crime. My heart is broken for these poor dogs. I hope someone in Animal Rights will put together a sting to destroy all of these dog fighting rings, just the same as we destroyed all the terrorist camps. To me they are just as evil if not more.

2610 days ago


Here's a comment from a comedian on Jay Leno the other night.

He said he was an NFL fan, but he also owned 4 dogs and loved his dogs waaaaaaaaaaaay more than football. What should be done is to strap 40 lbs of raw meat to Michael Vick's ass, place him in a football stadium with 60 starving pitt bulls and IF he makes it to the end zone, he can have what's left of the rest of his life.

2552 days ago


did anyone NOT see this coming?

796 days ago


Throw the book at him

796 days ago
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