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More Trouble for Michael Vick

Discussion in 'Football: NFL, College, High School' started by Sishir Chang, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. Sishir Chang

    Sishir Chang Contributing Member

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    Vick possibly involved in dog fighting and abusing dogs.

    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/6743208?MSNHPHCP&GT1=9331

    Drug probe leads to discovery of ailing dogs

    Associated Press
    Posted: 20 hours ago



    SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) - Police conducting a drug investigation raided a house owned by Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick and found dozens of dogs, some injured and emaciated.

    Police also found items associated with dog fighting.
    State Police Sgt. D.S. Carr said Vick's relative, Davon Boddie, 26, lives in the house. Vick owns the property, but doesn't live there and wasn't present when a search warrant was executed in a drug investigation Wednesday night, Carr said.

    Boddie was arrested outside a nightclub by Hampton police April 20 on charges of distribution of mar1juana and possession with intent to distribute. The search warrant was executed by a multijurisdictional task force in a narcotics probe.

    More than 60 dogs were found in three buildings. Some appeared malnourished, scarred and injured, officials said.

    Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, said the group has "heard troubling reports for some time that Michael Vick has been involved in organized dog fighting, and we fear that this investigation may validate that very disturbing allegation."

    "We urge law enforcement to aggressively investigate this matter, and we further believe that anyone who harbors dogs for the purpose of fighting, deserves to be fully prosecuted for their crimes," Pacelle said in a statement. "Dog fighting is a barbaric activity that causes immense animal suffering and fosters violence in our communities. Our nation should have a zero tolerance policy for any form of staged animal fighting."

    The Humane Society said dog fighting is illegal nationwide and a felony in 48 states, including both Virginia and Georgia.

    The animal rights group PETA has asked Falcons owner Arthur Blank to suspend Vick pending the investigation and "to kick him off the team if it is found that dogs on Vick's property were neglected or used for fighting."

    In a letter to Blank, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said it was the second time it was writing to the owner about one of his players and allegations of cruelty to animals. On Feb. 23, the organization wrote to him about defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux's felony charges in Georgia stemming from the fatal beating of a dog.

    Falcons spokesman Reggie Roberts said the team still was gathering information on the report and had no immediate comment.

    A spokeswoman for Vick's foundation declined comment. Joel Segal, the quarterback's agent, and Larry Woodward, a Virginia attorney who has worked with both Vick and his younger brother, Marcus, didn't immediately return telephone messages seeking comment.

    The probe at Vick's property is the latest in a serious of embarrassing incidents for the Atlanta quarterback.

    He was named in a sordid lawsuit that accused him of knowingly infecting a woman with a sexually transmitted disease and using the alias "Ron Mexico" while seeking treatment. The case was settled out of court.

    Last season, Vick flashed an obscene hand gesture to heckling Atlanta fans as he walked off the field following a dismal loss to New Orleans. He was fined $10,000 by the NFL and donated another $10,000 to charity.

    In January, security officers at Miami International Airport seized a water bottle from Vick that they said smelled of mar1juana and had a hidden compartment. Authorities later said there were no drugs in the bottle, and Vick explained that he used the secret compartment to carry jewelry.

    Just this week, Vick came under more criticism when he failed to show for a lobbying appearance on Capitol Hill in support of increased funding for after-school programs. He missed a connecting flight in Atlanta and didn't turn up for a later flight.

    Vick and two other former Virginia Tech stars — Falcons cornerback DeAngelo Hall and former Buffalo Bills defensive end Bruce Smith — are scheduled to join Hokies football coach Frank Beamer and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in a predraft ceremony in New York on Saturday to honor the victims of the recent shooting at the Blacksburg school.

    Other athletes have been linked to dog fighting.

    The NBA's Qyntel Woods pleaded guilty in January 2005 to animal abuse and was sentenced to probation and community service, in addition to pledging $10,000 to the Oregon Humane Society. Former NFL player LeShon Johnson has twice run afoul of the law for ties to dogfighting.
     
  2. updawg

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    The Legend of Ron Mexico continues...boot his ass out of the league.
     
  3. Trader_Jorge

    Trader_Jorge King of the D&D, The Legend, #1 Ranking

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    Why is dog fighting so popular amongst pro athletes? Bizarre. Gotta love the modern athlete!
     
  4. FlyerFanatic

    FlyerFanatic YOU BOYS LIKE MEXICO!?! YEEEHAAWW
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    haha whatever happened to vick's brother? i remember when he got the boot from Va Tech and him talking about how it was "all good i'll still go pro" or something like that
     
  5. pgabriel

    pgabriel Educated Negro

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    for what? dog fighting. people forget, nothing was found in the bottle at the airport. I'm not saying nothing was ever in there, but nothing was found. the guy has had some problems in the last year, but he's not pacman.
     
  6. SwoLy-D

    SwoLy-D Contributing Member

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    Why do you separate "dog fighting" and "abusing dogs"? :confused: Isn't that the same?
     
  7. pgabriel

    pgabriel Educated Negro

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    he was on the dolphins' roster for spurts. He's gonna have to earn a shot at the team again. played wr and listed as a kr.
     
  8. Achilleus

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    The dogs abuse themselves; you are just the enabler. Maybe they had planned a dog cuddle party, and then a fight broke out. Who really knows?
     
  9. Sishir Chang

    Sishir Chang Contributing Member

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    Its not totally proved that there is dog fighting just signs of dog fighting but they did say the dogs were emaciated so its known that the dogs were abused if they weren't used for fighting.
     
  10. A_3PO

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    The shine was knocked off Michael Vick a long time ago for me. I really wanted to believe in what this guy could do in the NFL but that is all gone now. Ever since the playoff win over the Packers, he's been nothing but a tease. He's the non-quarterback who plays quarterback. Good thing I couldn't care less about the Falcons.
     
  11. Sishir Chang

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    ^ Michael Vick, the false Vince Young..
     
  12. TBar

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    I got no use for dog fighting - cruelty to animals. Find something else to bet on. Same as fighting Roosters-cruel and immoral.
     
  13. Oski2005

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    It was kind of funny listening to sports radio all over after this story. People calling from cockfighting hot spots like Louisiana and New Mexico would be like "cockfighting is one thing, but fighting dogs, man that's messed up."
     
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    I had the urge to post this;but ever since his contributions to Vtech families.. I've made myself believe, that Senor Mexico has a huge heart.Thus, this article is pure propaganda by the western media! :mad:

    (It is not Mexico's fault he has a disfunctional family)
     
  15. pgabriel

    pgabriel Educated Negro

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    well vick was called to meet with the commish
     
  16. Oski2005

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    Wasn't that on Saturday?
     
  17. RunninRaven

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    I want to know why David Carr is performing search warrants on other QBs.
     
  18. garthomps

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    locals must be thinking, "hmm at least we have Schaub. Doh, damnit - who is the back up now?"
     
  19. pgabriel

    pgabriel Educated Negro

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    yeah, it already happened, I don't know when.
     
  20. AstroRocket

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    This is just some dumbassed family member Vick bought a house for, maybe in an attempt to keep him out of trouble in his old neighborhood, and hasn't really communicated with in a while. I'm sure we all have idiots in our families that reflect badly on the rest on us.

    I ain't gonna put this one all on Vick. He's just gotta pay more attention to the things that his name is attached to (which has to be very hard for someone of his popularity and stature).
     

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