Michael Vick footage in the aftermath of conviction

Stunned by the fact that a pro-football player would display the act of animal abuse, Michael Vick outraged animal lovers and political groups. View footage below of the aftermath and public ridicule in Michael Vick’s dog fighting trial.

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On April 25, 2007, a search warrant was originally issued for a drug investigation of Vick’s cousin. Federal investigators discovered that Vick and his cousin were conducting unlawful dog fighting activities on Vick’s property in southeastern Virginia.

As more investigations occurred, details arose that Vick had an interstate dog fighting ring, that many patrons used for drugs and gambling. Dogs were tortured and even killed for low performance. See a Michael Vick video clip below of animal rights activists protesting Michael Vick’s act.

In July 2007, Vick and three other men were indicted on federal and Virginia felony charges. He pleaded guilty on August 24, 2007. Just hours after his plea bargain, the NFL suspended Vick indefinitely without pay for violating the NFL player conduct policy.

On December 10, Vick was sentenced to 23 months in federal prison in Leavenworth, Kansas. After his release from prison on July 20, 2009, the Atlanta Falcons did not resign Vick and demanded that he reimburse them $20 million of his $37 million bonus. View Michael Vick footage of the ex-Falcons quarterback walking toward the courthouse for his sentencing.

Vick signed with the Philadelphia Eagles on August 13, 2009. Currently, he is their franchise tag and has signed a one-year tender contract.

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