Friday, August 24, 2007

Oh Plea-se

Michael Vick filed his plea today in federal court, but there was an interesting and (at least to me) bizarre twist. While he admitted to the dogfighting charges, and helping to kill the animals he denied gambling on the dogfights. He did admit to bankrolling the gambling ring, but claims that he never profited from it. Never even made a side bet on the outcome of the "matches."

Hmmmm, and I suppose he never inhaled either.

In the end it shouldn't matter anyhow. He's going away regardless, and the league has now suspended him indefinitely.

On a side note, ESPN had an interesting online poll asking which of the athletes' images was damaged the most. The choices were:

Pete Rose
O.J. Simpson
Mike Tyson
Michael Vick

As I'm sure you can guess O.J. took the cake, but Vick placed a distant second beating out the gambler and the rapist/ear biter/circus freak. So at least he's got that going for him.

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