Vick Attended PETA Class Last Month

Suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick attended a day-long class on the prevention of animal cruelty last month at the Virginia office of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

A source close to Vick said that the quarterback and PETA officials initially discussed the possibility of Vick doing a public service announcement but instead agreed that the quarterback would attend a class.

Vick is to be sentenced by a federal judge on Dec. 10 after pleading guilty to a conspiracy charge related to his admitted participation in a dogfighting operation based at a property that he owned in southeastern Virginia. Vick is facing a recommended prison sentence of 12 to 18 months but U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson can sentence him to up to five years in jail. Hudson has ordered Vick to be confined to his home from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily after Vick tested positive last month for marijuana, according to court documents. Vick also has been indicated on state dogfighting charges and his arraignment is scheduled for Wednesday. He is on indefinite suspension by the NFL.

By Mark Maske |  October 2, 2007; 5:37 PM ET  | Category:  Falcons , League
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This is sick: no matter what the purpose, Vick attending such a "class" is like a rapist attending a sexual assault prevention seminar. Enough of these "Be seen doing good and be forgiven" disguises: Vick does not need forgiving or educating, he needs to be in prison.

Posted by: Nick Thimmesch | October 3, 2007 3:44 AM

Maybe he should do commercials for Chinese dog food. They care about dogs as much as he does.

Posted by: Steve | October 3, 2007 7:54 AM

He's still vile. Ban him from the NFL. That goes for all the other NFL criminals, like Ray Lewis, another sociopath.

Posted by: Sophie McGlumphy | October 3, 2007 8:24 AM

What a joke!

Posted by: Bill | October 3, 2007 8:52 AM

FYI: Vick was the only person in the class. Makes you wonder, doesn't it?

Posted by: BoltsFan | October 3, 2007 8:59 AM

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