Michael Vick due
in court, Greg Biffle says put Vick in jail
The Atlanta Falcon
Michael Vick is due in federal court today, NASCAR driver Greg
Biffle says put him in jail.
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick is due on Thursday in
front of a federal court in connection with his indictment in
the dogfighting scandal. Vick is expected to appear at a bond
hearing and enter a plea on dogfighting conspiracy charges.
Michael Vick stands accused of conspiracy
involving dogfighting, procuring and training pit bulls for
fighting, and conducting the enterprise across state lines.
Three others are also accused, along with the QB. The indictment
came after a drug search on his property, which uncovered an
underground dogfighting operation, known as the "Bad Newz
Kennels". The Feds found 66 dogs, dogfighting equipment and
graves of killed dogs (on or off the ring) on Michael Vick's
rural Virginia property.
The Falcon has maintained his innocence
throughout the investigation, claiming that his cousin was
living there and Vick knew nothing of the dogfighting, rarely
visiting the property.
NFL has suspended Michael Vick from
attending the Atlanta Falcons training camp, following the
allegations. The owner of the team, Arthur Blank, said they
wanted to suspend Vick for four games, the maximum allowed, but
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has advised them to hold off any
punishment while the League conducts their own investigation.
Animal rights organizations have seized the
case as means to raise awareness of the largely underground and
always gruesome world of dogfighting. NASCAR racer and animal
rights advocate Greg Biffle commented on Vick's case, when asked
during an appearance promoting next month Michigan race:
"I just wish they'd put him in jail and
be done with it. Just put him in prison and tell the general
public, just give them all the details of what they do with
those dogs. How they steal people's dogs out of their front
yards and use them for bait dogs and let other dogs kill them.
There's all the horrifying stories. You look at all the pictures
on the Internet of the dogs, just maimed, mangled. It's
The NASCAR driver is the founder of the
Greg Biffle Foundation for Animals.
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Published on 07/26/2007