March 11, 2014
Michael Vick's involvement in a dogfighting conspiracy that involved gambling and killing pit bulls has earned him a 23-month sentence in prison.
Vick, appearing this morning in a Richmond, Virginia, courtroom dressed in a black-and-white striped prison suit, could have been sentenced to up to five years. In court today, Vick acknowledged he used ``poor judgment'' and added that he was willing to ``deal with the consequences.''
The suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback pleaded guilty in August, admitting that he bankrolled the ``Bad Newz Kennels'' dogfighting operation and that he helped kill six to eight dogs. In a plea agreement, Vick admitted providing money for bets on the fights but said he never shared in any winnings.