The NFL suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick without pay, as announced on Friday.   As CNN reports:

“Your admitted conduct was not only illegal, but also cruel and reprehensible. Your team, the NFL, and NFL fans have all been hurt by your actions,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a letter to Vick. 

Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Vick’s admissions describe actions that are “incomprehensible and unacceptable.”

Vick earlier admitted to participating in organized dogfighting as part of a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, and also admitted that he along with two co-conspirators killed dogs  by drowning and hanging that were not worthy of fighting in the ring.

Avoiding an admission of gambling that would further hurt his contract with the NFL, Vick agreed to plead guilty to “Conspiracy to Travel in Interstate Commerce in Aid of Unlawful Activities and to Sponsor a Dog in an Animal Fighting Venture”. 

“The defendant will plead guilty because the defendant is in fact guilty of the charged offense,” the plea agreement said.

He is expected in court on Monday 8/27.  We will keep you posted on the latest in this case. 

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