July 17, 2007

Vick indicted on charges of dogfighting

RICHMOND, Va. - NFL star Michael Vick was indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday on charges of sponsoring a dogfighting operation so grisly the losers either died in the pit or sometimes were electrocuted, drowned, hanged or shot.

The Atlanta Falcons quarterback and three others were charged with competitive dogfighting, procuring and training pit bulls for fighting and conducting the enterprise across state lines.

Wikipedia has ongoing, comprehensive coverage of the Bad Newz Kennels dog fighting investigation. And you can read all 18 depressing pages of the indictment here, courtesy of The Smoking Gun.
If convicted, Vick and the others — Purnell A. Peace, Quanis L. Phillips and Tony Taylor — could face up to six years in prison, $350,000 in fines and restitution.
If they're found guilty, I hope they serve every minute.

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