RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick has voluntarily surrendered to U.S. marshals before his formal sentencing on a dogfighting charge, according to a court document and a U.S. marshal.
Vick is scheduled to be sentenced December 10th on the dogfighting conspiracy charge but decided to surrender in anticipation of a prison term.
An order filed in U.S. District Court stated: "This matter is before the Court after Defendant Michael Vick has indicated his desire to voluntarily enter custody prior to his sentencing hearing. It appearing appropriate to do so, the U.S. Marshal is ordered to take custody of the Defendant immediately upon his surrender.''
A U.S. marshal told The Associated Press said Vick surrendered today and is being held at Northern Neck Regional Jail in Warsaw, Virginia.