Michael Vick, formerly the quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons (ok, soon-to-be formerly – and not soon enough), will plead guilty to dogfighting and other Federal charges next Monday in Federal court, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Falcons quarterback Michael Vick has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors in his federal dogfighting case and will enter his guilty plea during a court hearing next Monday, his attorney said. Taking the plea deal potentially jeopardizes his NFL career.
“Mr. Vick has agreed to enter a plea of guilty to these charges and to accept full responsibility for those actions and for the mistakes he has made,” Billy Martin, Vick’s attorney, said in a statement issued Monday afternoon. “Michael wishes to apologize to everyone who has been hurt by this matter.”
The Falcons also issued a statement today.
“We are certainly troubled with the news today concerning Michael Vick’s guilty plea to federal charges. It is our understanding that the terms of Michael’s plea will not be available until next Monday, August 27. Additionally, Commissioner Goodell has asked us not to take any action until he has completed his own review of Michael’s situation. Accordingly, we will have no further comment until that time.”
This is one lifetime Falcons fan that hopes Michael Vick is immediately released from this team as soon as his guilty plea is entered. There is no room in the Falcons organization – or society at large for that matter – for a convicted dog fighter and dog killer. His actions disgust me. He brings dishonor to the Falcons organization and the NFL.
The sooner this scumbag is gone, the better. I am ready for him to go to jail, and for my Falcons to move on, put this behind them, and for the honorable players and organization to get about the business of playing some football.
And Vick? May your ass rot in jail. Bastard.