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    Default Vick Agrees Plea Deal in Dog-Fighting Case

    Now, assuming the judge accepts the plea deal... what does this do for Michael Vick's NFL career? Is he back as quarterback once he's done the time? Or is his career toast? (According to a report on NPR just now, he might serve as little as 8-10 months... or as much as five years, if I heard correctly.)


    NFL star Vick agrees plea deal in dog-fighting case
    Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:48PM EDT

    (Reuters) - Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, one of the most dynamic players in the National Football League, agreed on Monday to plead guilty in a dog-fighting case that could wreck his career. Here are some facts about Vick.

    * Vick is a three-time Pro Bowl selection with breakaway running speed and a powerful passing arm who was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2001 NFL draft by the Atlanta Falcons.

    * A federal grand jury indicted Vick and three other men on July 17 on conspiracy charges tied to an interstate dog-fighting enterprise known as "Bad Newz Kennels" from early 2001 through April 2007. The three other defendants had already pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors.

    * Vick, 27, a multimillionaire and one of the league's most popular players, has lost major endorsements since the case broke. Nike suspended the release of a new Michael Vick shoe that had been set to hit stores in August and Reebok stopped selling his jerseys.

    * The National Football League ordered Vick on July 23 not to report to pre-season training with the Falcons, pending the league's review of the case, effectively ruling him out of pre-season games now under way. The league has the right to add a further suspension beyond any jail time that Vick may have to serve.

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    Default Re: Vick Agrees Plea Deal in Dog-Fighting Case

    My guess is he does around 6-9 months inside, then maybe a couple months in a halfway house.
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    Default Re: Vick Agrees Plea Deal in Dog-Fighting Case

    I agree with Jensen, as I did before, that he will unlikely serve more than about a year. Just a gut feeling, and the fact (I believe) that he has no prior record.

    I'll go out on a limb and say the NFL eventually lets him back in.

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    Default Re: Vick Agrees Plea Deal in Dog-Fighting Case

    Interesting sidenotes.......

    When Vick's friends plead, they did so with an agreement with the federal prosecutor for a reduced sentence, but when in front of the judge, the judge said...."You wish to make this plea knowing that when I sentence you, I am not bound by your agreement with the prosecutor?"

    The judge is not bound by Vick's plea agreement either.

    NFL contracts have a personal conduct clause that parallel the NFL personal conduct policy - regarding gambling. Vick can get a lifetime ban from the NFL for gambling.

    On the more humerous side....About a dozen bright red Vick jerseys have been donated ? often accompanied by financial contributions ? to the Atlanta Humane Society since he was indicted last month. The shelter uses them for dog blankets, and to clean up after the animals.

    ?Kind of appropriate,? said Wayne Pacelle, president of the Humane Society of the United States.
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    Default Re: Vick Agrees Plea Deal in Dog-Fighting Case

    I hope he's ban from the NFL for good, but it will never happen.

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    Default Re: Vick Agrees Plea Deal in Dog-Fighting Case

    Supposedly the judge in question is a hardass, so he may spend some time.

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    He's too big of a draw to ban him. They will let him back in, just to see people boo his every move.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VakAttack View Post
    Supposedly the judge in question is a hardass, so he may spend some time.

    I just heard the same.

    Being he was the owner of the property and the last to plea out, the reporter predicted closer to 5 yrs than 1 yr.

    There are also illegal gambling charges.

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    Just because of the constant media coverage and subsequent public outcry, I'd say he's getting over a year.
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