Michael Vick Pleads Guilty to Dogfighting

May he rot in hell, or at least in general population. What wonderful young men (and representatives of Frank Beamer’s VT program) those Vick brothers turned out to be. I am not at all a dog person, but anybody with a conscience should be disgusted by the abuse and torture of helpless animals. It’s the same kind of power trip that leads to the abuse of children. Thankfully, I believe Ron Mexico has none of those. Some details, from the better Washington Post article:

A source familiar with the case, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the terms of the deal were to be kept confidential, said that Vick likely will serve 12 to 18 months in prison.

NFL discipline against Vick is pending and likely will be determined, a source said, after Vick meets with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Last month, Goodell ordered Vick not to report to the Falcons’ training camp and announced that Vick’s playing status would be determined by a review being conducted by Washington attorney Eric Holder.

The federal indictment of Vick portrayed him as an active member of the dogfighting operation who attended and even traveled to dogfights, paid bets for losing fights and participated in the killing of dogs that didn’t perform well.

Here’s a great editorial from ESPN’s Gene Wojciechowski. Excerpts:

Prison is too good for people capable of this kind of cruelty. This is why Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, if he cops his own plea or is eventually found guilty of federal dogfighting conspiracy charges, should have to join the rest of his Bad Newz Kennels crew and do some hard time at the Atlanta Humane Society.

So pit bull torture sessions? Drownings? Electrocutions? Hangings? Shootings? Rape stands? Fights to the death? There isn’t an adjective in existence that describes my level of disgust, astonishment and sadness at the inhumanity of such acts.

If I’m the federal judge in charge of sentencing, I make Vick and the others report to the AHS Monday through Sunday at 8 a.m. sharp. There are about 100 cages that need to be cleaned twice each day. Sadly, there are few vacancies at the Humane Society.