Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick took the above mugshot today as he arrived in court to enter his plea of guilty in Virginia State Court. Vick, currently serving a 23-month sentence in Leavenworth, Kansas on federal charges of bankrolling a dogfighting ring at a home he owned in eastern Virginia’s rural Surry County, may be eligible to leave prison early and potentially return to pro football.
Vick, 28, arrived wearing a gray suit and wrist and ankle shackles, but the restraints were removed by the time he entered his plea. The one-time Atlanta Falcons star also pleaded not guilty to a count of cruelty to animals, but that charge was dropped under his plea deal.
He received a three-year suspended sentence – far less than the maximum of 10 years he could have faced.
“I want to apologize to the court, my family, and to all the kids who looked up to me as a role model,” Vick told the judge.
Vick’s mother Brenda Boddie, brother Marcus Vick and fiancee Kijafa Frink walked in together and sat together in the front row of the gallery with other family and friends. Vick’s mother declined to comment to reporters but Marcus Vick acknowledged the family was glad the ordeal was nearly over. (Source)
Ne-Yo has just released his newest video for his next single “Mad” from Year of the Gentleman. It’s quite insightful…almost makes me wanna make up with a few folks before they die. Nevermind…on second thought I’ll be better off waiting. Some things are better left unsaid.
The 2008 Dirty Awards were held in Atlanta last night and the event, although star-studded, was less than spectacular. The show, presented by Radio One’s Hot 107.9, ended up being a Hot “A”ss Mess as police had to break up fighting amongst some of the performers. Prior to the fighting, several Atlanta A-listers like Goodie Mob’s Big Gipp + Khujo Goodie, Monica, Soulja Boy, Gorilla Zoe and more were spotted glammed up for the red carpet:
Monica was rocking the red carpet as usual! You go girl
The event was marred by a fight that broke out presumably between Shawty Lo’s posse and T.I.’s clique. Shawty Lo performed and I’m told his ad libs took jabbs at T.I. and his crew. Once Yung LA and T.I. took the stage to perform “Ain’t I,” T.I.’s ending message didn’t sit well with some of Shawty Lo’s Bankhead crew in the audience and bottles and fists flew. I’ve heard that Alfamega had to be maced and that Big Kuntry was also subdued by police. More flix + Video footage of the debacle below *Updated with Better Footage*: Continue Reading…
Beyonce & Etta James attend the premiere of “Cadillac Records” held at The Egyptian Theater last night (November 24, 2008) in Hollywood, California. It seems like the red carpet was full of beautiful SINGLE LADIES as Gabrielle Union, Lauren London, Sanaa Lathan all flawlessly posed for the camera. As Gabby pretended to put her hands up like the video, Beyonce was sure to get her rock captured on film…
Check out a few flix from last night’s premiere + the movie trailer below: Continue Reading…