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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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91.

MeLrose    

Anyone who is intentionally cruel to an animal is almost always that way to PEOPLE next or at the same time. Most serial killers abused/tortured animals! So this SOB is just a ticking bomb in my opinion- HE is the one who should be in a damn CAGE! And may all those poor animals rest in Peace. They all died an awful gruesome death

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92.

ck    

i'm a hokie...and he's a disgrace. he deserves to die!

2470 days ago
93.

Real Deal    

Pit Bulls are breed to fight
Bulls are breed to fight, like in Spain
Rats & Rabbits are breed to test products
We breed animals to kill and eat
The military breed men to fight and die
Let Vick has entertainment, you over sensitive animal loving wussies!

2470 days ago
94.

allegedly    

So innocent until proven guilty doesn't strike a bell with none of you racist freaks!!!!
He wasn't even charged with dog fighting!!! Some of you evil ppl. would rather treat Michael worse than a dog, from some saying he needs to die or killed for this???? You evil freaks

2470 days ago
95.

You People Sicken Me !    

WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO INOCCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY ?????????????????

2470 days ago
96.

lucky    

Hey Get a grip I hope a pit bull gets a hold of you bastard

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97.

shari    

This just sickens me, those poor animals. I feel he should loose all his assets and money and the funds should be used in the fight against animal cruelity. He should also be tied up, raped, and then put on atreadmill until he bleeds. Then Put him in aroom with all the dogs he trained and see what happens.

2470 days ago
98.

doinou    

Everyone should know by now a black person can do no wrong.

2470 days ago
99.

Finally exposed - shes a wierdo    

2. A another black man getting pulled down by the white man. Whats new???

When is slavery going to end?

Posted at 7:03PM on Jul 17th 2007 by jj
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I hope that was a joke (a bad one, at that); either that, or you are one of the sickest people to walk planet earth. It's ILLEGAL; doesn't matter whether you're black or white, it's against the law. Michael vick is one sick puppy if what they're alleging is true. He's making millions of dollars a year, has made it into the NFL & he resorts to this kind of activity? I guess it's true what they say; money doesn't buy class or morals. He's a perfect example of someone who's from the wrong side of the tracks (and thinks that way), who makes it on a talent he possesses, but can't stop thinking like someone from the wrong side of the tracks...

I hope for your sake that your comments were meant only to get a rise out of people; your comments about "the black man being pulled down by the white man" and "when is slavery going to end" are laughable at best (again, bad joke dude); at worst they exemplify the worst of the "black man is beat down" stupidity out there. Again, I hope for your sake that this was a joke; if not, get help because you are seriously screwed in the head & majorly delusional...

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100.

Mike    

You and your boys should feel real good about yourselves Mike. It takes a real man to put 2 dogs in a fight. Maybe you should be practicing your throwing instead of fighting innocent dogs, cuz after 7 yrs you still cant hit the red side of a barn

2470 days ago
101.

Vanessa    

This stupid sick bastard deserves to be strapped to that rape device, then have HIS head slammed against the ground, and then get electrocuted. What a sick freak. Animal that would train, fight, and torture a poor animal deserves to die.

2470 days ago
102.

tmazgal    

I almost started crying just reading the idictment on this.
If you even knew of the way they train these dogs it would rip your heart out!

2470 days ago
103.

Gia    

get a grip probably has no problem with these animals, who are bred to kill, ripping the face off a 3 year old girl like the one in my city.
anyone who has ever seen the undercover videos of one of these fights would be sickened by it. unless that is you're a sociopath like vick and get a grip.
i hope pit bull one day gets ahold of their faces and rips them to shreds.

2470 days ago
104.

Lenn K.    

It's getting to a point with nutcases like jj when, not if a black man commits a crime the race card comes. See this is the problem that Jessie and Alvin started and blacks who listen to them go along to get along. The majority of blacks don't agree with the likes of the jj, Jessie and Al the racist. Michael Vick is just an idiot, dogfighting is the most outrageous thing I've ever heard of other than child rape. This is not about race and it never will be, it's about a loser who had it all and pissed it away on the most insane thing a person could do.

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105.

doinou    

How long until he's unemployed?

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