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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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Shar    

Hey #951, Rich,

A dog is someone, STUPID!!! And since Vick probably killed more than one, that makes him a mass murderer. Fortunately, someone as STUPID as you isn't a judge in a court of law and won't be letting the criminal off the hook.

You need to come back as a tortured pitbull and then tell us how you really feel.

2547 days ago
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Raye : 0    

This whole thing just makes me sick. I hope he's ready to become a tight end in jail, well I guess if he likes it he'll turn into a wide receiver...... Don't drop the soap Mikie these people bring a whole nother meaning to the "RAPE STAND"

2547 days ago
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MAYRAE ventura    

This is a horrible thing, no regard for life period, he is an animal, everything in life comes out in the light so all can see. You are a sick man, you need help. God knows what other atrocities you have committed. God help you and your conscience,,,,,,,,,,,,,God help you.

2543 days ago
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Shar    

Pro football made Michael Vick a "rich" man.

"It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God." (Matthew 19:24)

In Michael Vick's case we KNOW at least part of the reasons.


2543 days ago
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Shar    

Ahaha! Vick the prick is going down...one way or the other.

2531 days ago
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Josie    

MY MY MY...Why cry "slavery"..I'm hispanic and I'm not constantly crying that people have my a** cleaning they're homes...He wanted to act like a "master"..ha ha ha...he's gonna meet his master..he made his bed now he must lay in it!!!...the issue has nothin to do with "black or white"....what he did is plain ass cruel...

2530 days ago
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Shar    

How come TMZ has deleted my last two posts?

2526 days ago
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chillout music girl    

Creepy!!!

2562 days ago
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jj    

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

When is slavery going to end?

2562 days ago
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crazy_ass_pimp    

Goodbye NFL!

Couldn't happen to a nicer guy!

2562 days ago
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Shootingstar    

Only a heartless animal would be involved with dogfighting. It's barbaric and I certainly hope the NFL plans to sanction or otherwise penalize Vick.

2562 days ago
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George Bush Hates Freedom    

What a jerk, dogfighting is soooo cruel. Some professional athletes have an increadible sense of self importance and arrogance that they just don't care about anything but their own hedonistic desires.

2562 days ago
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Foxbelle    

What a complete waist of life, he should be put on the "rape stick" and beat or electrocuted!!

2562 days ago
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Ali    

Burn in hell you sick bastard. Dogs show loyalty and unconditional love in a way the vast majority of humans don't. How could you do this to innocent animals?

Ali

2562 days ago
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sick footballers as usual    

i hope he gets ripped apart in jail, just like those dogs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2562 days ago
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