LCA: 8/27 Michael Vick Update!

August 27th, 2007 6:59 pm by Kelly Garbato

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From: Last Chance for Animals – campaigns [at] lcanimal.org
Date: Aug 27, 2007 4:32 PM
Subject: 8/27 Michael Vick Update!

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Michael Vick Pleads Guilty & Suspended Indefinitely!

Michael Vick entered a guilty plea this morning to conspiracy charges in Federal Court in Richmond, Virginia after being suspended indefinitely from the NFL on Friday. Federal prosecutors recommended a 12-18 months sentence.

The plea agreement stated that he took part in an illegal, interstate dog-fighting enterprise. In documents filed Vick said he knew dogs that did not perform well were killed. He said the fights involved gambling although he did not personally place bets. To read the full text of the plea submitted by Michael Vick on Friday click here.

Judge Hudson scheduled the sentencing hearing for Michael Vick for December 10 and stated he will take the prosecutors recommendations under consideration.

Michael Vick last week was also suspended indefinitely from the NFL. In a statement from the NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that Vick’s admitted conduct was “not only illegal but also cruel and reprehensible”.

Please contact the commissioners of the major professional sports leagues and urge them to update their personal conduct guidelines by including animal abuse in their prohibited conduct policy! Sample text see below.

Urge All Sports Commissioners to Take a Stand Against Animal Abuse

Roger Goodell
NFL
280 Park Ave
New York, NY 10017

Allen H. Selig
MLB
245 Park Ave 31 Fl.
New York, NY 10167

David Stern
NBA
656 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10022

Gary Bettman
NHL
1251 6th Ave 4 Fl.
New York, NY 10020

Don Garber
MLS
110E 42nd St 10 Fl.
New York, NY 10017

Sample Text

Dear Commissioner ____________.

In light of the massive public outcry regarding the Michael Vick case and his status as a professional sports figure I am writing to you to urge you to update your personal conduct guidelines by including animal abuse in their prohibited conduct policy. Make a clear statement to your players, your fans and the public that you will not take animal abuse lightly!

For the Animals,

Campaigns Department
Last Chance for Animals

Last Chance for Animals | 8033 Sunset Blvd. #835 | Los Angeles | CA | 90046

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2 Responses to “LCA: 8/27 Michael Vick Update!”

  1. Kimberly Says:

    Michael Vick,

    You need to be punished for your crimes!!! Killing dogs is a FELONY!!

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