Vick Sentenced to 23 Months Prison

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A judge has sentenced Michael Vick to 23 months in prison for his role in a dog fighting conspiracy that involved gambling and killing pit bulls that did not perform up to expectations.

U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson could have sentenced the suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback to up to five years today in Richmond, Virginia.

Vick pleaded guilty in August, admitting that he bankrolled the "Bad Newz Kennels'' dog fighting operation and that he helped kill six to eight dogs.

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  • by Santresa Gray Location: hardee county on Aug 30, 2008 at 07:33 AM
    Micheal Vick acknowledges his part in the dogfighting, and is now currently serving his time, there are somethings all of us has done in our lifetime that we never gets sentenced for.Although some people love animals more than humans, the Atlanta Falcons canceled his contract and tried to take some money back that he already earned, is it good enough that he is serving his time, they want to take all of his livelyhood. But there is one thing that I know Micheal Vick has asked for forgiveness to Our LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST and he has forgiven him, the media, and the haters of Micheal Vick need to take a look in the mirror, for there is only one judge! Alot of you will pass by a homeless person, carrying your well groom dogs, and never lift a finger to help someone in need a human being, God created all things, but has given Man domian over all, so Man comes before anything. Micheal Vick is still a RoleModel in my eyes, he excepted responsability for his action.
  • by Heather Location: Quincy on Dec 11, 2007 at 12:48 PM
    To piggyback on the last comment: Hunting and fishing are also forms of getting a food supply for one's family. I don't think dog fighting falls under that category.
  • by Anonymous Location: Tallahassee on Dec 11, 2007 at 11:30 AM
    You ALL need to check your spelling and sentence structure(s). You sound like you only have a 6th grade education. Killing dogs or any domestic animal is against the law. Fishing and hunting is legal for certain species. Read the statutes.
  • by Isiah Davis Location: Live Oak on Dec 11, 2007 at 11:24 AM
    Those stupid coward liar Deputy Sheriff's over in Bay County, Florida Boot Camp were acquited of criminal charges and awarded Hero Badges for killing the Anderson chid and MV gets 23 months for killing a dog, isn't that right, Mike?
  • by rob Location: tallahassee on Dec 11, 2007 at 10:25 AM
    It amazes me that people still compare dog fighting to hunting...I didnt realize that in hunting you force two animals to fight to the death...I had always assumed that it was one shot one kill...Gee...where did my thinking go wrong. I dont agree what Vick did, but come on...we are talking about animals here not humans...when did america become more about protecting animals than people and children. Tree huggers amaze me..."off with his head"...get real people...dogs are animals...they are not family or blood relation...dogs fight in the wild so why not on his property?
  • by Gadsden(abs) on Dec 11, 2007 at 08:22 AM
    He who without sin cast the first stone...I bet any amount of money those that are criticizing Michael for what he did are suppose to be born again CHRISTIANS but casting stones. Michael is human and I hate to play the race card in this situation but look at the murders who killed their wifes and got off scott free ... he kills a couple of dogs that are killers to defensely children and old people and they want to tar and feather him to God on that matter because he has to give the final say in all that we do.....God Bless you Michael stay prayer and keep your head up.... who cares if their kids don't watch you play ball anymore...that's not going to stop the game with or without you...God still loves you regardless.
  • by Anonymous Location: Gadsden on Dec 11, 2007 at 06:03 AM
    If it had been someone else the sentencing would have been totally different. It is all about how much money you have around here, poor people don't have a chance the rich is getting richer and the poor is just hanging on.
  • by Unknown Location: Unknown on Dec 11, 2007 at 05:47 AM
    You people kill me with all the negative comments about somebody's else life!!! Nobody tells you or anyone else how to run you life or what to do and what not to do!! He is a grown a** man and if he did the crime let him do his time in peace!! You don't have to sit in there and serve it for him wether it's 23 months or five years so what does it matter how much time he got or should have got???? It's not your problem so leave the man alone!! If the judge felt he should have gotten five years then he would have given it to him!!!! Who died and made yall perfect??? So stop pointing the finger and saying oh my child wont watch him play anymore who cares he's not gonna lose any sleep over it!! Everyone makes mistakes and it's up to them to make it right with GOD not other people in society!! When judgement day comes he wont have to answer to you people only GOD so find something safe to do besides degrade another person for what they did!!!! You look in the mirror and look at your own flaw!
  • by bob Location: chattahoochee on Dec 11, 2007 at 12:54 AM
    He still has to face state charges. I hope they give him life! Either one of the dogs he tortured/killed is better than him. It takes a real 'TOUGH' person to mistreat an animal. Punks are what they are!
  • by breed Location: thomasville on Dec 10, 2007 at 03:26 PM
    Let him do hiis time and leave him alone you all ain't perfect either,And if you are i would like to meet you.
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