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Michael Vick Sentenced To 23 Months In Jail

December 11, 2007

Atlanta Falcon’s football player Michael Vick has been sentenced to 23 months in jail for his part in a dog fighting ring. Vick’s confession was thought to result in his sentence being increased from the federal recommendation of 12-18 months, to 23 months by an angry judge.

“Suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was sentenced Monday to 23 months in prison after prosecutors revealed that he told federal agents he hanged two dogs as part of an illegal dogfighting venture.

Vick had denied for months that he was personally involved in the killings.

U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson pronounced the 23-month term, which was longer than the 12 to 18 months prosecutors and defense attorneys had initially recommended. Hudson said he was concerned that Vick made conflicting statements to FBI agents about his role in executing the dogs and also misled probation officers about smoking marijuana against the orders of the court.” http://www.sfgate.com

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