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.
I feel so bad for Michael Vick. I really do….but I feel obligated to tell y’all what’s going on. This week, Mike not only put his Atlanta home on the market, he has now purchased a condo in Miami, Florida.
You may be scratching your head and asking….”so….why would he buy a home in Florida when he can’t even leave Virginia??” Well…my friends….here’s the deal.
Just like O.J., Mike has been schooled!….it is rumored that Mike is headed towards bankruptcy and since Florida’s laws allow somewhat of a safehaven for propery owners (remember how O.J. Simpson fled to Florida from California to avoid paying anything on the judgment in the Goldman’s civil lawsuit?), Mike appears to be purchasing property there so that he can retain some of his wealth…..Anywhoo, Mike’s little brother, Marcus Vick (who has an impressive criminal past of his own) is currently keeping the pad warm. They may end up roomates, being that Marcus was also released from his team (the Miami Dolphins) in May of this year. (Source)
Michael & Marcus Vick
I’m sorry I’ve been away for soooo long. I’ve been trying to get over my depression. First of all, the Falcons suck….secondly the state of Virginia decided to impose additional charges on Michael Vick, and third….Vick’s a$$ is still smokin dank…..WTF?!?! Who’s chillin with him these days??? Can someone please stop the madness! I mean, I’m the first one to look for some presidential when I’m in a bad mood…but if I were facing what Vick is facing, I would be somewhere chillin by the pool drinking Kool-aid tryna get my mind right for this fight. How the hell could he be soooo damn stupid?? Maybe since the judge has imposed house arrest, and ordered Vick to receive mental health counseling, he’ll get it together. Mike, I still love you…but get your i$h together man! It’s hard to be supportive when you keep fu*(king up!!
Third game of the regular season and we lose again! Whoever it was that said “one person doesn’t make the team” was definately not speaking about the Atlanta Falcons! Michael Vick’s absence is not only noticable but the team seems to be playing in auto-pilot. There seems to be no team unity, the fans are lackluster at best and each game is worst than the last. Showing team spirit is really difficult these days. It’s really hard to talk $h*t when you know you’re gonna lose… ( ajc.com )