If Vick Talks, He Could Face Shorter Sentence In Dog Fighting Case; Mother Defends Vick


Michael Vick is expected to plead guilty in court today.

But Vick may be expected to finger top dog fighters as part of his plea agreement with prosecutors, say several former US prosecutors.

“It’s to the benefit of the defendant, as well as the government, for the defendant to provide quality information. The government is typically looking for information they don’t currently have to provide prosecution of somebody else,” Hunter W. Sims Jr., an attorney with Kaufman & Canoles, a Norfolk law firm.

Sims also said prosecutors will not be interested in more information on Vick’s co-defendants. They want to know about other high-profile individuals that are involved.

Another former federal prosecutor, Roscoe C. Howard Jr., believes that Vick’s attorneys are preparing him to volunteer information. His attorneys may even verify information and provide phone records.

“Regardless of what the government says, they want to be able to say, ‘Listen, Mr. Vick - prominent NFL player - has pointed out people in other states,’” Howard said. “He’s well on his way to being able to show to (federal) Judge (Henry) Hudson (who’s overseeing Vick’s case) that he is trying to help eradicate a very harmful, heinous gambling operation. You want to be able to put Judge Hudson in a bind and make him say, ‘You’ve done something horrible, but you’ve done something good.’ ”

If Vick does cooperate fully, prosecutors can make a motion for him to serve a shorter prison sentence. Federal sentencing guidelines and a background check are also factors. But the final verdict is in the hands of the judge.

In other Vick-related news, Vick’s mother has come out and spoken in support of her son.

Brenda Vick said she needs to be strong for her son. She added: “It is tough on everybody. They are trying to put my baby in jail, and for what? He has given his life over to God. He is not a criminal, he’s a good person. He has a big heart, and it just hurts.”

Source: Daily Press, Sporting Life

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20 Responses to “If Vick Talks, He Could Face Shorter Sentence In Dog Fighting Case; Mother Defends Vick”

  1. Cathy says:

    It looks like his mother is as much of a loser as he is.

  2. Lynne says:

    “They are trying to put my baby in jail, and for what? ”

    I can see where Vick got his lack of compassion.

    My head would explode over this whole thing if not for my belief in a universal justice. In his book Saved by the Light, Dannion Brinkley relates that during his near-death experience he relived portions of his life as those he had victimized. It is my sincere hope that Michael Vick and all those involved get to relive Bad Newz Kennelz as each dog that passed through there. THAT would be true justice and just might impart a bit of enlightenment to each person.

  3. catmom5 says:

    MV’s mama is doing him no favors by treating this as a “no big deal” situation. Too bad his parents didn’t step in when he was a child who was fighting dogs and using dogs to kill cats. It’s just not acceptable!

  4. sylvia says:

    What kind of people are these? When there is so little regard for life and no concern about cruelty. What is their position regarding humans? I would not want to cross their paths. Michael Vick has NO heart and NO empathy for anything but himself. Scary. Finally, Mother Vick does not know much about God if she thinks God would approve of Michael’s actions.

  5. 3FURS says:

    It’s true, ” The Branch Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree”. I agree with Lynn, no crime should go unpunished, in this life or the next.

  6. k says:

    Vick’s mother is mother is every bit as corrupt and lacking in ethics and morality as her son it would seem.

  7. Boutique Owner says:

    What kind of God has he given his life up to? Jessie Jackson? This woman is a freak and clearly one who does not believe in consequences for her children. Had she done that years ago, her baby might not be in this predicament. She needs to take some responsibility and realize that our society will not tolerate this.

  8. Sharon says:

    How many other children did this so called mother raise? Are they all murderers? What a wonderful way to honor God! The whole family is nuts.

  9. nora says:

    Vicks mother, as most mother’s of criminal’s are in complete and typical denial. That is how they contributed to the juvenile deliquency and progressive criminalization of their offspring through the years of his growing up (and his brother) and now she is having to deal with the fruit of her attitudes and constant denials. This is classic. White or Black of Hispanic or Asian or WHATEVER race you are, this is CLASSIC.

  10. Gary says:

    Trash begat trash, a sign of our times.

  11. Barb says:

    Vick is making a statement in about 5 minutes. Turn on CNN

  12. Merlin Marshall says:

    I still say he won’t turn over any really big names, because if he does there will be a contract on him and he won’t make it out of prison alive.

  13. Lynn says:

    Surprising that Vick’s high priced attorneys didn’t put a lid on the parents.

    In total, Michael Vick’s mother had 4 kids, 2 boys, 2 girls. You already know about brother Marcus’ “claims to fame.” Who knows if they spawned children themselves; the siblings would perpetuate the horrible values [or lack of] learned from Vick’s parents. Sickening. But let’s not blame the parents for all of it. These kids of theirs are now adults and aren’t stupid. They see that dog fighting is wrong…..and yet at least one of them continues to participate in it.

    Yes, Gary, “Trash begat trash.” You can take the kid out of the ghetto, but you can’t take the ghetto out of the kid.

    And now we have to wait until Dec. 10th to hear the sentence. Why? Is the sentence given on the basis of just how much viable information Vick gives the Prosecutor?

    I hope Vick’s parents are proud: they begat at least two psychopaths.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Ms. Vick your baby is a cold hearted killer. His dad spoke the truth about his son. Why cant you?

  15. Barb says:

    He should have stressed way more just how WRONG dog fighting is, and apologized to the DOGS! I’m not satisfied in the least.

  16. elizabeth says:

    Mama’s only worried about where her money is going to come from now that Mike won’t be working.

  17. Lynn says:

    He has to grow up? Is that what he said? He doesn’t get it at all.

    He’s clearly got Antisocial Personality Disorder which needs serious treatment - THAT’s what he needs.

    But to tell the truth, I don’t care what HE needs. I just want him to be put away forever.

  18. catmom5 says:

    Yeah, I heard the part about being “immature” and just about blew a gasket! He does not get it!!! What he did is brutal, cruel, and illegal. He tortured and killed innocent creatures who trusted him to take care of them. This is so far away from immaturity ~ come on, Mr Vick and let’s get honest here! The biggest regret, IMHO, is that he got caught! PERIOD

  19. zenelvis says:

    No kidding - immature? Immature is laughing at a fart joke, not raising dozens of dogs to mutilate each other in a ring for money, and murdering the ones that don’t perform. MV is definitely not right in the head.

  20. Michelle says:

    And for what??????? I can’t even believe that she said that. SO he turned his life over to God? Does that mean he shouldn’t be punished for his sins? Michael Vick needs to answer for his crimes. His mother is definitely not doing him any favors with that attitude. It’s no wonder he is the way he is…

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