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Ex-football star Vick sentenced to 23 months

Posted in Uncategorized by Patrick Truax on December 11, 2007

RICHMOND, Virginia (Reuters) – Disgraced U.S. football star Michael Vick was sentenced on Monday to 23 months in prison for his role in an illegal dogfighting ring in which he had admitted he was involved in the killing of at least eight dogs.

The former Atlanta Falcons quarterback, once one of the best players in the National Football League, pleaded guilty in August to conspiracy in connection with a dogfighting enterprise in rural Virginia known as “Bad Newz Kennels” from 2001 through April 2007.

Vick, 27, stood in the courtroom to hear his sentence wearing black-and-white striped prison garb, a far cry from the usual football jersey or elegant suit worn by the three-time Pro Bowl selection with a 10-year, $130 million contract. He had voluntarily began serving his prison term three weeks ago.

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