An unidentified informant told ESPN that he saw Michael Vick place dogfight bets in person during a 2000 dogfight. The informant stated that: “He’s a pit bull fighter. He’s one of the ones that they call ‘the big boys’. â€¦ Who bets a large dollar. And they have the money to bet large money. I’m talking about large money â€” $30,000 to $40,000 â€” even higher. He’s one of the heavyweights.”
An investigator in the Michael Vick case says that the informant is “reliable” and that information from the informant has lead to several arrests and convictions in other cases. The state’s attorney is confident that charges will be brought in the investigation.