September 1, 2014
Quanis Phillips, co-defendant in Michael Vick federal dogfighting case, arrives at federal court, Richmond, Virginia,on August 17, 2007. He faces 5 years in prison although sentencing guidelines suggested a year to 18 months. (AP / file)
All of Michael Vick's dogfighting co-defendants have now been released from federal prison.
Only the suspended Atlanta Falcons star remains behind bars.
Vick is serving a 23-month prison term at the federal penitentiary
in Leavenworth, Kan., and is due to be released July 20.
Quanis Phillips, who like Vick pleaded guilty to a federal
dogfighting conspiracy, was released from federal prison Friday,
according to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons Web site. Purnell Peace and
Tony Taylor had previously been released.
Phillips, Peace and Taylor still face state dogfighting charges
in Surry County Circuit Court. Vick pleaded guilty to one state
dogfighting count in November and was given a three-year suspended