Vick Surrenders, Begins Dog Fighting Sentence


Michael Vick turned himself over to U.S. Marshals today to begin serving his prison sentence immediately for a dog fighting conspiracy charge.

Vick is scheduled to be sentenced December 10, but instead he surrendered himself three weeks before his court date because he was anticipating a prison term.

One of Vick’s lawyer issued this statement, “From the beginning, Mr. Vick has accepted responsibility for his actions, and his self-surrender further demonstrates that acceptance. Michael wants to again apologize to everyone who has been hurt in this matter and he thanks all of the people who have offered him and his family prayers and support during this time.”

Until his sentencing, Vick will be held at Northern Neck Regional Jail.

The order stated that Vick was taken into custody “based solely on his desire to begin his period of incarceration prior to his sentencing hearing and not because of violation of any condition of his bond.”

Vick is facing a recommended jail sentence of 12 to 18 months, although U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson can sentence Vick to up to five years in prison if he chooses.

One newspaper stated that by starting his sentence earlier, Vick may be giving himself more time to prepare for a possible future NFL season, if the league decided to reinstate him.

If Vick only served 18 months, he would be out of jail two months ahead of the start of training camps for the 2009 season instead of only a month before if he had waited to serve his sentence.

Source: MSNBC, AFP

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8 Responses to “Vick Surrenders, Begins Dog Fighting Sentence”

  1. catmom5 says:

    Sounds to me like MV is still looking out for his own interests ~ getting out in time for football. What a farce!!! I hope the judge gives him the maximum amount of time. I don’t believe this man has learned a thing.

  2. Lynn says:

    You’re right, catmom5: He hasn’t learned diddly. It’s all about HIM.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hope they forgot to stick a cork in his bum.

  4. Beth says:

    I think that his attorney’s statement was WRONG. Vick didn’t admit diddly until the co-guys admitted their involvement. He has NO remorse. He is just looking out for his hide.
    I sure hope that this Judge dosen’t read into his B.S. and gives Vick a lighter sentence for his trying to bam-boozle his actions!
    I can’t wait till sentencing in December. I hope that the Judge doesn’t get
    “soft”…..lets hope Vick’s muscles get this way (soft) and that he can’t carrry or kick a football when he gets out of the pokie!
    What do you all speculate what time Vick will get? My guess is 3-5 years, and out for goody-goody behavior….

  5. Maggi Parker says:

    No matter what Michael Vick does, in the majority of the public’s eyes he will always be a convicted felon. If the NFL allows him to return to the football field, the commisioner should resign for allowing special treatment and ignoring their own rules. As far as I have seen, he is hardly remorseful for his actions or he would have taken the time to start volunteering at animal shelters and speaking out publicly against dog fighting NOT turning himself in to serve his sentence before it is even handed out. If he thinks he is fooling anyone, he is only fooling himself. He never planned to get caught and that is the bottom line. I hope the judge sends him to prison for the maximum term allowable and the NFL bans him for life. Even then, I don’t think he will have served nearly the amount of time he deserves.

  6. Nora and Rufus says:

    What I have noticed is even with all his words of “I am sorry for all the people who this has hurt”. He has never said he was sorry for all the dogs that were tortured and killed and all the suffering that went on. This guy has not become a humane person and apparently will NEVER BE. And with that said, Whatever bad things happen in prison, he will deserve.

  7. furmom says:

    Wouldn’t it be kind of Karmic Justice to have Vick caged like his own dogs were in a really tough prison where he would have to fight for his own survival?

  8. Sylvia says:

    Any team that would allow this creep to play for them should be boycotted, he does not deserve to be allowed to collect a huge salary after only a token sentence served for a horrible crime. Letting him do this only proves there are no real consequences for criminal behavior.

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