Vick Agrees to Plead Guilty, According to Lawyer
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick has agreed to plead guilty to the federal dogfighting charges against him under a deal reached today between his attorneys and prosecutors, his lawyer said.
William R. (Billy) Martin, Vick's Washington-based attorney, said that Vick decided to accept the plea deal after talking to family members over the weekend. Martin declined to comment on the terms of the plea agreement.
But 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.
Vick and his attorneys are scheduled to appear in federal court in Richmond next Monday. The deal still must be approved by the judge in the case and could collapse at any point until then.
Vick will meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell before the league decides what disciplinary action to take against him, a source said.
By Mark Maske |
August 20, 2007; 3:08 PM ET
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