Updating my post from a little while back “Fuck you, Michael Vick,” a federal grand jury has done just that to the dog-torturer:
Michael Vick has been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with the dogfighting probe of his property in Virginia.
The Falcons quarterback was indicted for conspiracy to travel in interstate commerce in aid of unlawful activities and to sponsor a dog in an animal fighting venture in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District in Richmond, Va. Three others — Purnell Peace, Quanis Phillips and Tony Taylor — also were indicted by the grand jury on the same charges.
The indictment states: “If convicted on the Travel Act portion of the conspiracy charge, each defendant faces a statutory maximum of five years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and full restitution. If convicted on the animal fighting venture portion of the conspiracy charge, each defendant faces one year in prison, a $100,000 fine, or both. The indictment also includes a forfeiture allegation seeking recovery of any property constituting, or derived from, proceeds obtained directly or indirectly as a result of these offenses. “
While there’s been no word from the NFL, it’s highly unlikely the Atlanta Falcons will keep Vick around, and the former Virginia Tech star really just needs to be shelved until the court case is resolved, and if found guilty, his football career must end.
For Vick, the dogs he helped brutally slaughter and injure are biting back.