Vick Sentenced To 23 Months For Dog Fighting

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was sentenced to 23 months in prison today for his role in a dog fighting ring that was run on property he owned in Surry, Va.

Vick admitted killing pit bulls that underperformed, as well as financing the operation – Bad Newz Kennels – and bankrolling gambling on the dog fights.

He also faces trial on similar dog fighting charges in Virginia, which carry a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison according to the New York Times.

More than 50 pit bulls were seized from Vick’s property in June. Of those, four died shortly after they were discovered and two have been euthanized. The remaining dogs have been recommended for placement and possible future adoption.

Vick has agreed to pay more than $920,000 for the care of those dogs.

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