Suspended NFL quarterback Michael Vick will plead guilty next week, reports AFP:
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick has pleaded guilty to federal charges related to a dogfighting ring, according to a statement from his attorney.
In the statement, Vick agreed to plead guilty and accept a plea deal “after consulting with his family” and will “accept full responsibility for the mistakes he has made,” Fox News reported Monday.
Vick is expected to be sentenced next Monday at US District Court here. He could face up to five years in prison and fines of more than 250,000 dollars as a result of the charges.
Read the rest at the link above. With all of his co-defendants copping pleas and testifying against him, Vick had little choice. The alternative was to risk 20+ years before a jury.
Reportedly, his attorneys sought guidance from the NFL on what he might plead to without jeopardizing a possible return to football, but the NFL refused to speculate. Personally, I think his pro career is over, at least in the NFL, for the foreseeable future.