Entertainment & Sports Law
Vick: I’m Not Guilty in Dogfighting Case
Posted Jul 26, 2007 7:35 PM CDT
By Martha Neil
One of the nation's marquee professional football players, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, has pleaded not guilty to charges that he has run an illegal dogfighting operation out of his property in rural Surry County, Va. since 2001.
A federal magistrate in Richmond entered the plea today and released Vick and three other defendants without bond, setting a Nov. 26 trial date, reports the New York Times. Meanwhile, Vick has been barred by the National Football League from practicing with the Falcons for the upcoming season as the league conducts its own investigation.