Vick’s Codefendants Plead Guilty

Published by PETA.

Three dogfighters knocked out of the ring (or should that be pit) early! Two more of Michael Vick’s alleged accomplices entered guilty pleas in Richmond today, and there is no doubt that Michael Vick is huddled with his attorneys, deciding whether or not he will follow suit early next week.

According to The Houston Chronicle, “A statement of facts signed by Taylor as part of his plea agreement placed Vick at the scene of several dogfights and linked him to betting. Taylor said Vick financed virtually all the “Bad Newz Kennels” operation on Vick’s property in Surry County.”

If Vick is ultimately tied to betting on these dogfights, it is likely to trigger a lifetime ban from the NFL under the league’s personal conduct policy, which does not look kindly on illegal gambling. Does anyone else think it might be a good idea for the policy to include a similar stance against charges of electrocution and drowning?

PETA was present at the hearing, and I’ve posted some images for you below.


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— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind