Vick’s Father Talks About Vick And Dog Fighting; Vick To Plead Guilty To Interstate Commerce

Vick’s Father

Michael Vick’s father, Michael Boddie, said he urged his son to stop dog fighting years ago or, at least, put property used for the fights in the name of others to avoid being implicated some day.

Boddie said in 2001, Vick staged dog fights in the garage of the family’s home and backyard. The dogs were “bit up, chewed up, and exhausted”, and Boddie said he nursed the dogs back to health.

Vick’s father is estranged from his son. He dismissed comments that Vick’s friends were the main ones responsible for the dog fighting operation.

“I wish people would stop sugarcoating it,” Boddie said. “This is Mike’s thing. And he knows it and likes it. He has the capital to have a set up like that.”

Boddie said he has tried to look out for his son and told him that he doesn’t need to do dog fighting. He even told Vick to transfer the property to the name of one of his friends, just in case if something went wrong.

He said that Vick would organize dog fights at the family’s house in Newport News. Boddie added that Vick kept pit bulls in eight cages in the backyard of the house.

Boddie never expected that his son would someday be in trouble for dog fighting. “I thought he would have gotten out of it by then, gotten it out of his system,” he said.

One of Vick’s attorneys, Daniel Meachum, said Vick has never mentioned anything that Boddie has described. Meachum said it is disgraceful that Boddie would try to capitalize on Vick’s current situation.

Boddie said he and Vick have had a rocky relationship, and Vick has refused to directly speak to him for the past 2 1/2 half months. He said he is simply speaking out because he is hurt by Vick’s reports that he grew up without his father. He said he has been dragged through the mud.

He added that he plans to write a book about all that he knows about Vick.

Boddie said that Vick does pay for his rent and gives him a couple of hundred dollars every week or two.

On Monday, Vick will reportedly plead guilty to one count of interstate commerce for the purpose of taking dogs across state lines for dogfighting.

An unidentified ESPN source said Vick will not admit to killing dogs or gambling on dog fights when he enters his guilty plea. The source said Vick maintains he never killed dogs and never gambled on a dog fight.

Source: AJC.com, MSNBC

(Thanks menusux, Pit Bull Lover)

11 Responses to “Vick’s Father Talks About Vick And Dog Fighting; Vick To Plead Guilty To Interstate Commerce”

  1. Lynne says:

    So Vick has been doing this for years. What a surprise. And this is the man the NAACP is defending. Well, congratulations, NAACP. You’ve just proven that it is not the content of a man’s character but the color of his skin that matters.

  2. catmom5 says:

    Words escape me . . . this man has been involved with dog fighting for years. I don’t believe that he didn’t kill or hurt the dogs nor do I believe he didn’t gamble on the fights. MV is one sicko.

  3. nora says:

    Well, well, well. Dad has really spilled the beans. LET THE TRUTH BE KNOWN. M V is a lying little Hood Rat. No credability left for M V now.

  4. Kiki says:

    Yep, Daddy knows the truth about his psycho son…MV is like every other loser, criminal out there - he deserves prison time and being completely shunned from all of society - for life. There is nothing here to distinguish him from a sexual predator. These are freaks who gain pleasure from exploiting and harming innocent life for their own sick gratification.

    If the NFL or any athletic club allows him to ever set foot on the field again, they will have lost a fan for LIFE - I will Boycott them as I have commercial pet food.

  5. Kiki says:

    “Vick maintains he never killed dogs and never gambled on a dog fight….”

    This losersickoguy is TOOOO MUCH and anyone who believes him is completely out to lunch or completely racist themselves. Why on earth would anyone have a dog-fighting set-up on their property if not for gambling???? Or enjoying harming/maiming/killing animals? OR both???

    If any of my friends asked me if they could dog-fight on my property, I would be appalled and they themselves would never set foot on my property again.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I’m glad to see his dad not coming to his rescue.

  7. Debra says:

    And there ya go. Frankly, I don’t think much of his dad either though. He did allow Vick to pursue his sickness at the family home.

  8. Sky Eyes Woman says:

    Well Daddy Dear, it looks like you didn’t do enough to discourage your lovely little boy’s morally repugnant behavior. The fact that you allowed him to stage dogfights at “the family home” says that you aren’t exactly an upstanding example of good morals yourself. If I had a child that wanted to fight dogs at MY house, he’d be chased off my property so fast he’d look like he got shot out of a cannon. But then, I’ll bet you knew about his taste for blood and violence way before that and you still did nothing. Now you say you’re going to write a book about your son. I’ll wager that has a lot more to do with making sure your rent stays caught up and you still have some pocket money after your son Mike the Meal Ticket goes to prison.

    Yeah, after reading this article I can see where Michael Vick gets his values from.

  9. Kevin says:

    Do we need anymore proof on how ignorant Vick is? What an idiot!

    Michael, dressing up with an expensive suit for court is not going help you at all. Also, refrain from using Ebonics when your spoken to.

    I also think the father should be implicated for allowing this on his property.

    Is the whole family STUPID?

    Idiots!!!

  10. Lynn says:

    Well, like father like son. Any half-witted father would never have introduced his kids to dog fighting, or allowed them to participate in it. And if the child [adult or not] did, the father should have called the cops to come during a fight and arrest all the people there.
    I’m supposed to feel empathy for Vick’s father because he was the one that “bandaged them up”? And suggested Vick transfer the operation to one of his friends? Now I see where Vick learned how to be such a heartless a**. One is left with the very real feeling that daddy dearest is the one who introduced dog fighting to Vick.

    Something drastic needs to be done to stop the dog-fighting in the ghettos. This is sport to them. I suggest the law put signs up on all the street corners stating, “Anyone associated with dog fighting, whether gambling, dog owning, or merely spectating, will be shot with intent to kill.”

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