The National Geographic Channel has produced a new reality show which will feature Pit Bulls fomerly owned by Michael Vick. The new series, entitled “Dogtown” will document four of the 22 animals that were seized from the Vick’s Virginia property and placed at “Dogtown, the Best Friends” animal sanctuary in Utah for rehab.
The four selected dogs are among the toughest cases at Dogtown, where experts attempt to “resocialize these seriously aggressive pit bulls,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.
“Dogtown” is currently in production on episodes set to premiere in the summer. (Source)
So…this is where Vick’s $1 million dollars went!
Michael Vick has applied to an early release drug program. If you recall, he tested positive for marijuana while under house arrest prior to his sentencing. If accepted into the program, it is possible that Vick could be released at least 12 months early.
Vick tested positive for marijuana in September while he was on supervised release following his guilty plea. The residential drug treatment programs at Bureau of Prisons institutions take place in units set apart from the general prison population, lasting at least 500 hours over a six to 12 months, according to Bureau of Prisons policy.
Upon successful completion of the program, non-violent offenders may be granted up to one year of early release. Staff members review the inmates’ records and behavior to determine if they are eligible for early release. (Source)
Let’s see…thats 23 months minus 12 months minus 3 months served would equal about 9 months to go! My guess is that he could be out by Thanksgiving of 2008, which would give him plenty of time to prepare for the 2009 season! Wishful Thinking!
The Atlanta Falcon’s lost (yet again) to the New Orleans Saints last night (34-14) and are now 3-10. During player introductions, DeAngelo Hall displayed a Michael Vick while running to the field. He then took the poster to the sideline and taped it to the back of the bench, facing the crowd. A member of the Falcon’s public relations staff removed the poster after the first quarter.
Hall also wrote “MV7” (for Michael Vick #7) in his eye black.
“We did that because we wanted to let him know that we’re still thinking about him,” Hall said. “That was my personal thing. I wanted to let him know he’s not forgotten. We kind of, I don’t want to say as a franchise, don’t want to acknowledge the situation, but it’s kind of the way you feel. All the pictures are gone. No more jerseys. No more nothing. We need to let him know we still care about him.” (Source)
Falcons player, Roddy White showed his support by displaying a home-made “Free Mike Vick” t-shirt worn under his jersey. There were also several player’s in attendance sporting their Michael Vick Jerseys. We still love you Mike! Keep your head up!!!
Breaking News – Former Atlanta Falcon Michael Vick has been offically sentenced to 23 months in jail for his role in a dog fighting operation.
The sentence, handed down by U.S. District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson, ended an eight-month legal odyssey for Vick that saw him go from NFL star and the face of the Atlanta Falcons franchise to a prison inmate. The sentence on federal felony charges means Vick, suspended indefinitely by the NFL, won’t play again until at least 2010. He still faces the league suspension. He has also been indicted in Virginia on state dogfighting charges and faces lawsuits from several banks. The Falcons are awaiting an arbitration ruling in an attempt to recoup $20 million in bonus money paid to Vick. (Source-AJC)
I’m kind of relieved because I thought it would be a lot more. Let’s keep Mike in our prayers….he’s gonna need it.
I posted this a few days ago, but I felt that this information deserved it’s own post. Michael Vick decided to turn himself into jail early last week and his formal sentencing is scheduled for December 10th. I felt that since there are so many Michael Vick fans in the “A”, I needed to make this information available to those of you who seek it…..
So, send your letters to:
c/o Northern Neck Regional Jail
P.O. Box 1060
Warsaw, Virginia 22572 .
To ensure your letter reaches Mike, please make sure you follow all of the directions for sending inmate mail.
**UPDATE** After his December 10th sentencing, Michael Vick was transferred to Leavenworth Penitentiary.
The new address is:
Michael Vick (Inmate #33765-183)
c/o United States Federal Penitentiary
1300 Metropolitan Avenue
Leavenworth, Kansas 66048.
The Feds are attempting to freeze Michael Vick’s assets in order to ensure they receive $1 Million dollars for the costs to care for the 48 dogs that were originally in Vick’s care. WTF???
Vick’s “deteriorating financial condition,” his recent push to sell off property, and several lawsuits against him prompted the motion, according to court papers and federal authorities.
The tab for the 48 pit bulls staying at unidentified animal shelters in Virginia is estimated at $928,000, according to the motion. (Source)
I feel like sitting under a white sheet with my M.A.C. smokey grey eyeliner and yelling (in my best Chris Crocker impression)
“LEAVE MICHAEL ALONE…..LEAVE ‘EM A-LONE!!!“
Everyday it’s something….haven’t they done enough to that man….dayum! I know that we all have differences in opinion about this case and I have read (and experienced) that the divide is greatest amongst Blacks and Whites. It’s so sad that this has turned into a racial matter and I know that there will never be a consensus on what’s right or wrong but Mike has my support and always will.
Click here to find out how to write Michael Vick in jail and show him your support! He’s gonna need it and I’m sure the folks over at the Red Neck…..Northern Neck Regional Jail will appreciate the extra paperwork.