Report: quarterback Michael Vick won't plead guilty to killing dogs
Friday, August 24, 2007
Atlanta Falcon's quarterback Michael Vick will enter federal court on Monday, but a newly published report says he will not admit to gambling or killing the dogs. However, Vick is expected to plead guilty to the charge of 'interstate commerce for the purpose of dogfighting.'
A source told ESPN he did not kill any dogs, but he was present when the dogs were being killed.
Vick faces a maximum of five years in jail. However, a government source told the Associated Press yesterday that prosecutors would most likely recommend a sentence of 12 to 18 months in prison.
Three co-defendants in the case have already pleaded guilty and, if the case goes to trial, will likely testify against Vick.
Vick's future in the NFL is still uncertain.
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- "Three men arrested under suspicion of organising dog fights in southern Finland" — Wikinews, August 15, 2007
- "NFL star Michael Vick indicted for running dog fighting operation" — Wikinews, July 20, 2007
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