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    Michael Vick was caught with about 70 dogs on his property used for dog fights, most of them were already injured, all of them were neglected.

    heres the article





    SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) -- Police conducting a drug investigation raided a house owned by Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick and found dozens of dogs, some injured and emaciated.

    Police also found items associated with dog fighting.

    State Police Sgt. D.S. Carr said Vick's relative, Davon Boddie, 26, lives in the house. Vick owns the property, but doesn't live there and wasn't present when a search warrant was executed in a drug investigation Wednesday night, Carr said.

    Boddie was arrested outside a nightclub by Hampton police April 20 on charges of distribution of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute. The search warrant was executed by a multijurisdictional task force in a narcotics probe.

    More than 60 dogs were found in three buildings. Some appeared malnourished, scarred and injured, officials said.

    Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, said the group has "heard troubling reports for some time that Michael Vick has been involved in organized dog fighting, and we fear that this investigation may validate that very disturbing allegation."

    "We urge law enforcement to aggressively investigate this matter, and we further believe that anyone who harbors dogs for the purpose of fighting, deserves to be fully prosecuted for their crimes," Pacelle said in a statement. "Dog fighting is a barbaric activity that causes immense animal suffering and fosters violence in our communities. Our nation should have a zero tolerance policy for any form of staged animal fighting."

    The Humane Society said dog fighting is illegal nationwide and a felony in 48 states, including both Virginia and Georgia.

    The animal rights group PETA has asked Falcons owner Arthur Blank to suspend Vick pending the investigation and "to kick him off the team if it is found that dogs on Vick's property were neglected or used for fighting."

    In a letter to Blank, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said it was the second time it was writing to the owner about one of his players and allegations of cruelty to animals. On Feb. 23, the organization wrote to him about defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux's felony charges in Georgia stemming from the fatal beating of a dog.

    Falcons spokesman Reggie Roberts said the team still was gathering information on the report and had no immediate comment.

    A spokeswoman for Vick's foundation declined comment. Joel Segal, the quarterback's agent, and Larry Woodward, a Virginia attorney who has worked with both Vick and his younger brother, Marcus, didn't immediately return telephone messages seeking comment.

    The probe at Vick's property is the latest in a serious of embarrassing incidents for the Atlanta quarterback.

    He was named in a sordid lawsuit that accused him of knowingly infecting a woman with a sexually transmitted disease and using the alias "Ron Mexico" while seeking treatment. The case was settled out of court.

    Last season, Vick flashed an obscene hand gesture to heckling Atlanta fans as he walked off the field following a dismal loss to New Orleans. He was fined $10,000 by the NFL and donated another $10,000 to charity.

    In January, security officers at Miami International Airport seized a water bottle from Vick that they said smelled of marijuana and had a hidden compartment. Authorities later said there were no drugs in the bottle, and Vick explained that he used the secret compartment to carry jewelry.

    Just this week, Vick came under more criticism when he failed to show for a lobbying appearance on Capitol Hill in support of increased funding for after-school programs. He missed a connecting flight in Atlanta and didn't turn up for a later flight.

    Vick and two other former Virginia Tech stars -- Falcons cornerback DeAngelo Hall and former Buffalo Bills defensive end Bruce Smith -- are scheduled to join Hokies football coach Frank Beamer and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in a predraft ceremony in New York on Saturday to honor the victims of the recent shooting at the Blacksburg school.

    Other athletes have been linked to dog fighting.

    The NBA's Qyntel Woods pleaded guilty in January 2005 to animal abuse and was sentenced to probation and community service, in addition to pledging $10,000 to the Oregon Humane Society. Former NFL player LeShon Johnson has twice run afoul of the law for ties to dogfighting.

    Copyright 2007 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.




    what do you all think?



  • #2
    I hate people who do that crap to animals. Whoevers fault that is, i hope they get put in prison for a long time.
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    • #3
      Looks to me like Vick's just providing a bum relative with a house. I'd bet he has never even spent a single night there
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      • #4
        Vick is such an idiot. You can lead him to water but you can't make him drink. He knew better than that.
        The NFL being played overseas is a terrible idea.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by billymischke_33
          Copyright 2007 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
          Omg!111!11 You're in trouble now!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by McKeough
            Omg!111!11 You're in trouble now!
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            • #7
              Originally posted by billymischke_33
              Michael Vick was caught with about 70 dogs on his property used for dog fights, most of them were already injured, all of them were neglected.

              heres the article





              SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) -- Police conducting a drug investigation raided a house owned by Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick and found dozens of dogs, some injured and emaciated.

              Police also found items associated with dog fighting.

              State Police Sgt. D.S. Carr said Vick's relative, Davon Boddie, 26, lives in the house. Vick owns the property, but doesn't live there and wasn't present when a search warrant was executed in a drug investigation Wednesday night, Carr said.

              Boddie was arrested outside a nightclub by Hampton police April 20 on charges of distribution of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute. The search warrant was executed by a multijurisdictional task force in a narcotics probe.

              More than 60 dogs were found in three buildings. Some appeared malnourished, scarred and injured, officials said.

              Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, said the group has "heard troubling reports for some time that Michael Vick has been involved in organized dog fighting, and we fear that this investigation may validate that very disturbing allegation."

              "We urge law enforcement to aggressively investigate this matter, and we further believe that anyone who harbors dogs for the purpose of fighting, deserves to be fully prosecuted for their crimes," Pacelle said in a statement. "Dog fighting is a barbaric activity that causes immense animal suffering and fosters violence in our communities. Our nation should have a zero tolerance policy for any form of staged animal fighting."

              The Humane Society said dog fighting is illegal nationwide and a felony in 48 states, including both Virginia and Georgia.

              The animal rights group PETA has asked Falcons owner Arthur Blank to suspend Vick pending the investigation and "to kick him off the team if it is found that dogs on Vick's property were neglected or used for fighting."

              In a letter to Blank, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said it was the second time it was writing to the owner about one of his players and allegations of cruelty to animals. On Feb. 23, the organization wrote to him about defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux's felony charges in Georgia stemming from the fatal beating of a dog.

              Falcons spokesman Reggie Roberts said the team still was gathering information on the report and had no immediate comment.

              A spokeswoman for Vick's foundation declined comment. Joel Segal, the quarterback's agent, and Larry Woodward, a Virginia attorney who has worked with both Vick and his younger brother, Marcus, didn't immediately return telephone messages seeking comment.

              The probe at Vick's property is the latest in a serious of embarrassing incidents for the Atlanta quarterback.

              He was named in a sordid lawsuit that accused him of knowingly infecting a woman with a sexually transmitted disease and using the alias "Ron Mexico" while seeking treatment. The case was settled out of court.

              Last season, Vick flashed an obscene hand gesture to heckling Atlanta fans as he walked off the field following a dismal loss to New Orleans. He was fined $10,000 by the NFL and donated another $10,000 to charity.

              In January, security officers at Miami International Airport seized a water bottle from Vick that they said smelled of marijuana and had a hidden compartment. Authorities later said there were no drugs in the bottle, and Vick explained that he used the secret compartment to carry jewelry.

              Just this week, Vick came under more criticism when he failed to show for a lobbying appearance on Capitol Hill in support of increased funding for after-school programs. He missed a connecting flight in Atlanta and didn't turn up for a later flight.

              Vick and two other former Virginia Tech stars -- Falcons cornerback DeAngelo Hall and former Buffalo Bills defensive end Bruce Smith -- are scheduled to join Hokies football coach Frank Beamer and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in a predraft ceremony in New York on Saturday to honor the victims of the recent shooting at the Blacksburg school.

              Other athletes have been linked to dog fighting.

              The NBA's Qyntel Woods pleaded guilty in January 2005 to animal abuse and was sentenced to probation and community service, in addition to pledging $10,000 to the Oregon Humane Society. Former NFL player LeShon Johnson has twice run afoul of the law for ties to dogfighting.

              Copyright 2007 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.




              what do you all think?
              LYKE OMG

              I think you should find the right forum for that and watch to make sure it wasnt already posted thats what I think

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              • #8
                what an ass. he should be locked up for a year. dog fighting. terrible.
                white sox are done, broncos looking strong, lakers gonna win it all again.

                Originally posted by raylewis52
                you guys are the saddest team in nfl right now! 8-8 will win the west,.thats just a joke. there will be 6-8 teams sitting home with better records,
                smart fans, eh?

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                • #9
                  It seems like Vick gets into trouble every chance he gets.
                  RIP Darrent Williams
                  You know the difference between winners and losers?

                  Ya the score.

                  THE REPLACEMENTS

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                  • #10
                    It looks to me that Vick doesn't ever go there, and probably had nothing to do with it, other than it being on property he owns. He blamed his family member that was living there when asked about it.
                    http://www.ajc.com/sports/content/sp...vickblame.html
                    Vick could still face dog-fighting charges
                    Investigators will decide his level of involvement

                    By MIKE KNOBLER, STEVE WYCHE
                    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
                    Published on: 04/26/07

                    Falcons quarterback Michael Vick blamed family members for the mistreated dogs and other evidence of illegal activity police discovered this week at a property he owns in Virginia. However, as the property owner, he could face charges depending on the outcome of the investigation, Surry County Commonwealth's Attorney Gerald Poindexter said.

                    "I'm never there. I'm never at the house," Vick said Friday in New York. "I left the house with my family members and my cousin. They just haven't been doing the right thing. The issue will get resolved.

                    "It's unfortunate I have to take the heat behind it. If I'm not there, I don't know what's going on. It's a call for me to really tighten down on who I'm trying to take care of. When it all boils down, people will try to take advantage of you and leave you out to dry. Lesson learned for me."


                    A woman who identified herself as working for the NFL Players Association cut off further questions about the incident as Vick was being asked by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution when the last time he was at the property. Vick was appearing at a news conference announcing his participation in the upcoming NFL Quarterback Challenge competition.

                    Vick's claim that he did not have any knowledge of any wrongdoing at his 15-acre property in Smithfield, Va., which he owns but does not reside. That could help him avoid charges should evidence, that was still being compiled at the rural property Friday, validate his lack of involvement. Any evidence to the contrary and Vick could face legal action.

                    "That's all subject to the investigation," Poindexter said.

                    A magistrate issued a search warrant for evidence of dog fighting. Evidence cited to obtain the search warrant included treadmills used for conditioning, a scale to weigh dogs, vitamins and dietary and red blood cell supplements and drugs and antibotics to treat wounds.

                    Surry County Sheriff Harold D. Brown issued a statement Friday that authorities had discovered "what appeared to be evidence of animal neglect and the possibility of dog fighting" on the property.

                    "As a result of these discoveries, the Surry County Animal Control Officer, with the assistance of other agencies, is conducting an investigation. All evidence will be presented to the Commonwealth's Attorney to determine if charges will be placed," Brown said in the statement.

                    Police were led to the property Wednesday in a drug investigation involving Vick's cousin Davon Boddie, who listed the property as his address after being arrested on a drug charge April 20. Boddie lived with Vick in Atlanta in 2005.

                    Police from multiple jurisdictions and animal control officers have spent three days at the property. Dozens of dogs have been taken off the property to animal control facilities.

                    The Surry County Animal Shelter refused to provide any information regarding the animals found at Vick's property.

                    Organized dog fighting is a Class 6 felony in Virginia, punishable by up to five years in prison and a $2,500 fine. The statute outlaws a person from the offense on any premises "under his charge or control" or to "aid and abet any such act."

                    Calls to Vick's agent Joel Segal and attorney Larry Woodward were not returned.

                    County officials have known that dogs have been housed on the property that Vick has owned for several years, but Vick has not been cited for any ordinance violations, according to the Commonwealth's Attorney's office.

                    This incident has generated calls from the Humane Society and PETA for Vick to be punished by the NFL and the Falcons.

                    In other legal news involving Vick, he had trespassing charges against him dismissed on Thursday.

                    Vick was due in Suffolk (Va.) General District Court Thursday after being charged with trespassing after fishing in the Western Branch Lake in February. Vick did not need to appear in court and faced a $50 fine and $66 in court costs.

                    Court documents do not indicate if Vick or a representative was present at Thursday's hearing, only that the case was dismissed. The court documents also do not indicate a reason for the dismissal.

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                    • #11
                      I think Vick, like anyone else involved in dog fighting, should be sentenced to endur three rounds in a small room against a lion or Bear... maybe forced to swim a few laps in a shark tank. LEt these idiots experience firsthand the pain they inflict on some poor defenseless creature.

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                      • #12
                        All he has to say is....I didnt know what was going on in the house, it's not like I live there.

                        And just like that, he's off the hook. Put the check in the mail Mr. Vick, IM sure IM a lot cheaper then your attorney.
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                        • #13
                          They starve those dogs and abuse them to make them more viscious.

                          Stupid, stupid people.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by 24SuperChamp
                            All he has to say is....I didnt know what was going on in the house, it's not like I live there.

                            And just like that, he's off the hook. Put the check in the mail Mr. Vick, IM sure IM a lot cheaper then your attorney.
                            Didn't you read my post? He did say that, almost word for word. Read the highlighted text.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by fraguela09
                              I think Vick, like anyone else involved in dog fighting, should be sentenced to endur three rounds in a small room against a lion or Bear... maybe forced to swim a few laps in a shark tank. LEt these idiots experience firsthand the pain they inflict on some poor defenseless creature.
                              His speed and agility would save him!!!

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