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What price will Vick pay for biggest gamble of life?
August 20, 2007 - Amy Jo Hanna-Eckenrode
Vick to plead guilty to dogfighting charges
RICHMOND, Va. -- AP Story: Click Here - Michael Vick’s lawyer said Monday the NFL star will plead guilty to federal dogfighting conspiracy charges, putting the Atlanta Falcons quarterback’s career in jeopardy and leaving him subject to a possible prison term.
The offense is punishable by up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine, although federal sentencing guidelines most likely would call for less. Vick’s plea hearing is Aug. 27.
The announcement came as a grand jury that could add new charges met in private. Prosecutors had said that a superseding indictment was in the works, but Vick’s plea most likely means he will not face additional charges.
The gambling allegations alone could trigger a lifetime ban under the NFL's personal conduct policy.
It's going to be interesting to see just how much justice prevails... My gut already hurts at the possibility...