Informant Says That Vick Placed Dogfight Bets in 2000

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’. … Who bets a large dollar. And they have the money to bet large money. I’m talking about large money — $30,000 to $40,000 — 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.

5 Responses to “Informant Says That Vick Placed Dogfight Bets in 2000”

  1. Donna says:

    What a questionable representative and spokesman for the Atlanta Falcons and a multitulde of major sponsors. This guy makes a ton of money and yet he can only seem to make the headlines with negative publicity. This is why I no longer enjoy professional sports.

    It’s time for team owners to raise the bar on public image for their players. And it’s time for sponsors to have a clause in their contracts that dumps the athlete with no payout who cannot maintain an appropriate public image.

  2. Susan says:

    Michael Vick has endorsements with Nike and Coca Cola. I will be writing to them about what I think of him. I think he has one with EA Sports, too, but I have to check. I would love to see them drop him like a rock!

  3. Pit Bull Lover says:

    New article, “The House on Moonlight Road” from Sports Illustrated, details the Vick property and its gruesome evidence.

    I just read this article and it’s left me speechless. Horrified. Disgusted. FURIOUS. Quietly furious.

  4. 3FURS says:

    PitBullLover, I just read your article. An from what’s been in the news for so long, I was completely disgusted. But now, I am beyond disgusted.

  5. Donna says:

    The problem with celebrity endorsements is that a lot of times the payment is up front. Thus, if an athlete “goes astray” the company simply pulls the ads, but the athlete already has his money.

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