Alleged dog fighter Michael Vick is having a seriously sucky summer, and it’s only getting worse. Two of his co-defendants have reportedly decided to accept plea bargains in the illegal dogfighting case against them, which means that they will be testifying against the Falcon’s star quarterback in court. The third has already pleaded guilty to the charges and will also be taking the stand to rat out the football player. Vick, who pleaded not guilty to charges of “conspiracy to travel in interstate commerce in aid of unlawful activities, and conspiring to sponsor a dog in an animal fighting venture,” now must decide if he too will accept a plea bargain or fight the horrific charges by himself. It’s lonely at the top, but damn, it’s way lonlier at the bottom.
Vick may also be getting the boot from the NFL, as commissioner Roger Gooddell is expected to announce his suspension from the league sometime this week (Vick was not allowed to attend the Falcons training camp in July due to the charges).
What do YOU think? Does Vick – who allegedly funded and gambled on the dogfights and abused and killed dogs – deserves the treatment he’s getting? Should he give in and take the plea bargain or is it time for him to stand up and fight the charges against him? [ESPN, Yahoo, SI. Image: Getty]
Check out some pics of pup-loving celebrities with their pets. No animal cruelty pictured! [Getty]
Michael Vick Faces Jail Time for Dogfights