Many may ask what prompted Michael Vick to risk eopardizing his NFL career by doing something what’s considered illegal. Up until now, he was innocent until proven guilty, but looks like he’s taking a plea bargain. According to some reports, he could face up to 40 years in prison for illegally fighting dogs, cruelty to animals, racketeering and several other charges. Plea bargaining was probably the best thing to do under the circumstances.
While it isn’t clear how much time Michael Vick will serve in prison, there’s a good chance he won’t play in the NFL until 2010 at the earliest. Read interview on SI.com
Now don’t get mad at me for saying this, but those people who are willing to say Vick was aware and participated in the cruelty to those animals weren’t thinking. It’s obvious they will be doing some jail time regardless if they point a finger at him or not. What they should have done was plead ignorance and let the authorities make their own case against Vick. If Vick doesn’t play ball, he doesn’t make money. I’m sure if they would have kept their mouths shut, he would have went back to playing ball and he would have kept money on their books while they were serving time.