Friday, August 17, 2007

Vick's Co-Defendents accuse him of executing dogs

All of Michael Vick's co-defendents have agreed to plea bargains, and on Friday two of them - Purnell Peace, 35, of Virginia Beach and Quanis Phillips, 28, of Atlanta - entered guilty pleas. At the same time one of them today accused Vick of executing dogs that did not perform to his liking.

Peace and Phillips join co-defendant Tony Taylor of Hampton, who struck a similar deal last month. The agreements require the three to cooperate in Vick's prosecution.

In a statement signed by Phillips, he said Vick participated in the execution of about eight dogs, some by drowning and hanging.

Additionally, statements by Peace and Phillips say "The 'Bad Newz Kennels' operation and gambling monies were almost exclusively funded by Vick."

As a result of his co-defendent's plea bargains, rumors have been rampant that Vick will pursue his own plea agreement, with some saying the deal will require him to serve one year in prison.

With our skewed priorities on sports, who wants to bet that one year later he will be back in the NFL?

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