Michael Vick Indicted in Federal Dogfighting Probe

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Man. And we thought Alex Rodriguez was in a dogfight to save his marriage after those photos of him with stripper mistress Joslyn Noel Morse were leaked by the New York Post.

Turns out, he's got it easy compared to Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, who was indicted on federal charges related to illegal dogfighting.

Yes, dogfighting in the literal sense. As in dogs brutally maiming and killing each other.

Yes, this actually goes on, and is less attractive, and even more violent and disturbing, than the Lauren Conrad / Heidi Montag catfights on The Hills, to say the least.

Anyway. Michael Vick was charged with illegal competitive dogfighting, with the Feds saying he's involved in the gruesome training pit bulls to fight other dogs.

Authorities searched Michael Vick's property and found 54 pit bulls and a host of brutal items including a "rape stand," used to hold dogs in place for mating; a treadmill modified for dogs, and a bloody piece of carpet.

Graves of seven pit bulls were found inside "Bad Newz Kennels," a Virginia property owned by Vick. The dogs were allegedly killed - after testing whether they would be good fighters.

According to documents, dogfights end when one dog dies or backs down. Dogs are sometimes put to death by drowning, strangulation, hanging, gunshots or electrocution.

Yikes. And we thought the Humane Society was pissed at Britney Spears.

The indictment alleges Vick and co-defendants began sponsoring dogfights in early 2001, the former Virginia Tech star's rookie year with the Falcons.

This isn't the first legal problem for Michael Vick, who once gave herpes to a girl (knowingly), then was sued for negligence and battery by her, at which point it was learned that he sought treatment for the STD under the super-clever alias Ron Mexico.

Bottom line? Michael Vick is a moron.

But our celebrity news reporters are torn. Dog fighting is so barbaric... but Vick led one of our teams to the fantasy football title a year ago. Maybe they will lock him up but set him up with a "supervised release" program for 16 Sundays next fall.

Or we could just draft Tom Brady instead. There's a guy who can really hit a tight end, if you know what we're talking about.

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What they should do with this jerk is some of the same things he did to his dogs...My God, can you imagine the fear those poor dogs felt..And anyone who thinks he should be forgiven is as stupid as he is...I would NEVER watch any team that allows that ass to play...He has abused those dogs so bad and now he is allowed to go back to playing football and making millions again..What a sick society we live in...He should be shot!!!

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With any luck at all, after he's out of jail, not playing football and out of money, he'll be parking cars at the Hyatt in Atlanta.

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It is the same old story. Somebody gets busted doing something wrong... VERY WRONG and since there is no earthly excuse for this kind of demented behavior they start calling it racism. Let me tell you, race has nothing to do with this. I don't care if it was Vick, Bret Farve, Roger Starbaugh or my white as snow grandmother. Anyone that would do this sort of thing should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. True, we will wait to see the extent of his involvement to set the punishment. But don't delude yourself,there is too much evidence here for anyone to say he is innocent. Sorry folks, this is no a sports question, this is a humanity question. This sick behavior (along with his previous behavior) is indicitaive of serious maladaptive social problems. He is not fit to live among decent people.

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Jennifer has the best idea yet! Let the dogs loose on HIM, AND, give the 130 million dolllars to the humane society! RIGHT ON JEN!!!

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I think Michael Vick should not be allowed to play in the NFL, what kind of person has anything to do with this kind of animal abuse? Instead of seeing the dog fighting clips they are currently showing on the news I think it would be great if they would take all of the dogs they found on his property and let them go for his jugular and let us see that. He should be put in jail, along with anybody else related to dog fighting for "sport" and maybe the Humane Society should recieve the $130 million.

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This man need to do 25 yrs in a real bad prison,
and let him be free bait for the other men. so he can feel the pain, the poor dogs have , or put
water on him then the trun the electric on.

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This goes to show who the real "ANIMAL" is here. I hope they send his ass to prison for life.

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This guy is an assh*ole! He should be put in jail for murder. Abusing dogs like this is crutial and shuldn't be happening. This guy obvioulsy does not have a heart. Dogs have feelings too. And its a shame some of his dogs are murdered and/or brutaly hurt. Dogs do not have voice and can not step up for themselves. This guy should be put away and sued by the human society. We should not tolerate such non sense.

Michael Vick Biography

Michael Vick Photo Michael Vick is the troubled, former quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL, and a former All-American at Virginia Tech. The man... More »
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Michael Dwayne Vick
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