Atlanta TV Station Reports There's Division Within Vick's Defense Team Over Plea Deal Decision
An Atlanta television station reported today that there is division within the defense team of Falcons quarterback Michael Vick about whether to accept a plea agreement in his federal dogfighting case.
Vick's attorneys are in plea negotiations with federal prosecutors, according to sources. A source said Tuesday night that a plea deal might involve a year or less of jail time for Vick, who is being pressured by prosecutors to plead guilty after one of his co-defendants plead guilty last month and two others scheduled plea hearings for late this week.
WGCL-TV in Atlanta reported that a segment of Vick's defense team wants to complete a deal, while another segment wants to go to trial. The station also reported that one "prominent" Falcons player, whom it did not identify, would be called to testify at a trial.
Vick's trial is scheduled for Nov. 26.
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