Monday, August 20, 2007
When Vick’s co-defendants copped a plea that left Vick’s back against the wall. If there had only been one, Vick probably felt he had a chance accusing one person of lying but with 3 Vick that changed the cards on the table and his chances of trying to prove 3 were lying he knew he had to do something quick in order to possibly save his a** and his chance of ever playing football again.
The lead attorney for pro football star Michael Vick said Monday that the Atlanta Falcons quarterback will plead guilty to dogfighting and related charges and will “accept full responsibility for his actions and the mistakes he has made.”
Billy Martin, heading up Vick’s legal team, issued the following statement:
“After consulting with his family over the weekend. Michael Vick ask that I announce today that he has reached an agreement with Federal prosecutors regarding the charges pending against him. Mr. Vick has agreed to enter a plea of Guilty to those charges and to accept full responsibility for his actions and the mistakes he has made. Michael wishes to apologizes again to everyone who has been hurt by this matter. The legal team and Mr. Vick will appear in court in Richmond on August 27th.”
Vick’s attorneys hope to hear back from National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell’s office sometime Monday about Vick’s career options, sources said.
Vick’s three codefendants in the dogfighting case have accepted agreements to plead guilty in exchange for reduced sentences.