Yup, you read that right. The Atlanta Falcons also have another dog abuser on the roster — defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux was arrested on February 19th and charged with felony animal cruelty. According to the police, a pit bull mix named Kilo died of blunt trauma to the head. The one-and-a-half-year-old dog belonged to his girlfriend. As hard as it is to believe, that makes Michael Vick a follower.
Two players on the same team? Just a fluke coincidence? Or does Vick’s recent indictment on dog abuse charges point to a widespread problem in the NFL?
After Babineaux’s arrest, the Atlanta Falcons said: “We’re aware of the situation and we’re in the process of gathering information. Until we have the information we need, we will have no further comment.”
Unlike the rapid progress of Vick’s investigation, Babineaux’s case remains unsettled and he is still set to play. The attorney for Falcons defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux said there have been no new developments in Babineaux’s case. Babineaux has denied all allegations.
Babineaux and his live-in girlfriend owned a second dog, who was taken by animal control. However the dog was released back to the couple.