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U.S. v. Michael Vick

Michael Vick’s Plea Agreement - Federal Dogfighting Charges
August 24, 2007

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  • Brian Whisler, Asst. U.S. Attorney
  • Billy Martin, Vick’s Defense Lawyer
  • Criminal Defense Lawyers

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  • Statement of Facts
  • Vick’s Indictment
  • Dog Law


  • Michael Vick, the Atlanta Falcon’s Quarterback, signed a guilty plea to federal dog-fighting charges.

    In his Statement of Facts, Vick agreed to paying “approximately $34,000” for property located in Smithfield, Va. to train, breed, and house pit-bulls for dogfighting, and engage in dogfighting events with others.

    Vick also admitted that, together with his co-defendants, he killed approximately 6-8 dogs that did not perform well. Vick admitted to killing the dogs “by various methods, including including hanging and drowning.”

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