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johnnd05
04-27-2007, 10:49 AM
This guy has got SERIOUS issues ...

Dozens of neglected dogs found in raid of Vick property
ESPN.com news services

SMITHFIELD, Va. -- Police conducting a drug investigation raided a Virginia house owned by Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick and found dozens of dogs, some injured and emaciated, as well as items associated with dog fighting, authorities said.

State Police Sgt. D.S. Carr said Vick's relative, Davon Boddie, 26, lives in the house. Vick owns the property, but does not live there and was not 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 multijurisidictional task force in a narcotics probe, Carr said.

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"When they had a chance to go to the site, they discovered animal neglect," Surry County Administrator Tyrone Franklin told WAVY-TV in Portsmouth.

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, issued the following statement: "The Humane Society of the United States 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. "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.

Vick refused comment Thursday through a Falcons spokesman, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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 from The Associated Press seeking comment.

The Surry County Sheriff's Office is handling the investigation of the dogs' treatment. The office said the deputy in charge of the investigation was at the scene and unavailable for comment Thursday.

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.

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.

Newc
04-27-2007, 12:23 PM
I read that too, I wasn't sure how they were directly linking Vick to the dog fighting. I understand he is the owner of the home, but as a pro athlete I can imagine him buying his relatives homes and having very little to do with what they do in them. You would hope that a pro athlete would not be involved in something like this, but these days you never know anymore, not when they go around choking strippers and get involved in shootouts.

Newc
05-04-2007, 01:06 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2859561

I wonder what this will mean for Vick. If there is any truth to this story I can't believe that Goddell will allow him to play this season, the accusations are pretty hard core here and having NFL players involved in such a disgusting and morally void act will surely not reflect well upon the NFL. I honestly hope Michael had nothing to do with this at all, because if he did then the status of our sports heros is in serious danger.

Sureal
05-04-2007, 03:24 PM
The more I hear about this guy the more I dislike him. Does he recognize his status as one of the faces of the NFL? Or does a lot of money equates to hedonism and an above the law mentality?

These guys need to grow up and stop trying to ilicit street cred. That is why pro sports, save for baseball (at times), takes a back seat to college sports in my book nowadays...

Newc
05-04-2007, 03:43 PM
Oh well I think we can all agree that the NFL is and always will be the bastard stepbrother of college football (no offense to any bastard stepbrothers that may be IE members) because once the big dollars are involved the love of the game comes second to the paycheck.

goirish#1
05-04-2007, 06:00 PM
This guy does have a lot of problems, but people THINK he's good so he thinks he can get away with it! Give me a break! This guy needs to prove he can throw to be an NFL QB.

Sureal
05-07-2007, 04:49 PM
The worse mistake these guys made was trading Schaub. Vick is acting like a Bengal and he is a WR at best...

irish0307
05-10-2007, 07:07 PM
His friends claim that Vick DID in fact know about the dogs even though he still denies it.

Sureal
07-18-2007, 03:13 PM
This turned out to be worse than originally thought. What an idiot. All that money and the only way he can think of investing it is by dog-fighting? Chooch. Deserves everything coming at him. putz...

GhostSpirit
07-18-2007, 04:46 PM
Michael Vick is a mother :censored: insane piece of :censored:! He sponsored and led dog fights. Absolutely sick. When some dogs didn't want to fight, he murdered them. Some he electricuted, some he hung, others he just threw there heads to the ground till dead. Absolutely, unbeleivably, utterly disgusting. Michael Vick is no better than his brother who is just as big of a waste of talent and a waste of space on this beautiful planet. Michael Vick should be tortured just as much as those dogs were. And I would be happy to do it. I have an idea. :idea: Lets put Michael Vick in the octogan against Chuck "The Iceman" Lidell and let him get beaten to a pulp. I hope Vick gets bankrupt by the court costs and never plays football again. Then, he can hang out with his other dirt poor homies and talk about what low lifes they are. He can be just another gang banger on the street, because that's all he is. A thug. I'm enraged as you can tell. :upset:

goldandblue
07-18-2007, 04:52 PM
Yeah, he's a raging dumb a--!! Maybe Vick and pac man jones will be sitting beside each other talking about what low lifes they are!!

Sureal
07-18-2007, 05:38 PM
Yeah, he's a raging dumb a--!! Maybe Vick and pac man jones will be sitting beside each other talking about what low lifes they are!!

All liquored up.
Babblin' about parole officers and Bubba "Too Sweet" Jackson from the Fed Pen...

Sureal
08-20-2007, 02:38 PM
ESPN - Vick agrees to plead guilty in dogfighting case - NFL (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2983121)

He can forgetaboutit now...

NDboy15
08-20-2007, 11:49 PM
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Sureal
08-21-2007, 08:39 AM
I wish this story would hurry up and go away. It is the lead story on 'the worldwide leader' and they are killing it. I know they are a sports channel but enough already.

Sureal
09-26-2007, 02:10 PM
FOX Sports on MSN - NFL - Vick tests positive for marijuana (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/7267734)

This is getting comical...

Newc
09-26-2007, 03:03 PM
Wow...now the NFL is kinda obligated to throw a substance abuse suspension on there too aren't they?

You've gotta wonder after the jail time is served and now a substance abuse suspension if Vick is done in the NFL.

SillyIrish
09-26-2007, 04:20 PM
Wow...now the NFL is kinda obligated to throw a substance abuse suspension on there too aren't they?

You've gotta wonder after the jail time is served and now a substance abuse suspension if Vick is done in the NFL.

I'm sure he'll get a chance somewhere but will he be able to perform after being out of football for more than two years. The guy is a below average passer now so I can't seeing it being any better after a two year break.

mlcspinner
09-26-2007, 04:21 PM
Oh Canada

Sureal
09-26-2007, 04:25 PM
I'm sure he'll get a chance somewhere but will he be able to perform after being out of football for more than two years. The guy is a below average passer now so I can't seeing it being any better after a two year break.

He's a good running back...

johnnd05
09-26-2007, 04:28 PM
Oh Canada

Darn right. There is NO WAY Vick sees the field again in the NFL. Not a chance.

goldandblue
09-26-2007, 10:16 PM
Nope, He's ruined his career. He'll probably make a team and then get cut before the season to end up playing in canada or Europe.

IrishOrange
09-27-2007, 02:59 PM
He's in deep shit. Part of his Bond Agreement was that he not use Alcohol or Drugs. Add this to the Virginia State charges that came up, and he's done as a pro forever. VA isn't Club Fed, he'll be in the black and whites picking up cigarette butts on I-81 with the chain gang

goldandblue
09-27-2007, 03:03 PM
My words for vick

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SouthernIrish
09-27-2007, 06:56 PM
Came very close to springing for Falcon season tickets this year but decided to save the cash for out of town college football games.

Very glad we did. Atlanta is so screwed by this idiot.

Sureal
11-19-2007, 03:39 PM
http://http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/7466336?MSNHPHMA


He turned himself in...