Michael Vick is a liar. A big fat liar. He lied to the NFL, he lied to the Falcons organization, he lied to the people of Atlanta, he lied to everyone else and worst of all he lied to himself.
After his 3 co-defendants took plea deals in the federal dogfighting charges, Vick decided it was best for him to plead guilty to those same charges instead of taking his chances in a court of his peers. It has been thought that he will spend at least 12-18 months in jail.
The NFL released this statement in response to Vick’s plea:
“We are aware of Michael Vick’s decision to enter a guilty plea to the federal charges against him and accept responsibility for his conduct. We totally condemn the conduct outlined in the charges, which is inconsistent with what Michael Vick previously told both our office and the Falcons. We will conclude our own review under the league’s personal conduct policy as soon as possible. In the meantime, we have asked the Falcons to continue to refrain from taking action pending a decision by the commissioner.”
Basically Vick screwed the Falcons over. They traded away backup QB Matt Schuab to the Houston Texans in thinking that Vick would be playing this season. Now they will move forward without him. There’s a pretty good chance he’s seen the last of the Atlanta Falcons.
I’ll have more on this as it comes out. Steve will have your Red Sox-Devil Rays game recap.