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August 13, 2007

Vick about to have to play defense alone

As detailed in this USA Today article, Michael Vick seems likely to soon be the last of four indicted co-defendants to be resisting the feeral government's dog fighting allegations.  Here is how the article starts:

Two more of Michael Vick's co-defendants have hearings set for later this week on plea agreements with prosecutors. That would leave the Atlanta Falcons quarterback as the lone defendant awaiting a Nov. 26 trial in Richmond, Va., on a federal indictment stemming from alleged operation of a dogfighting ring.

The scheduling of the latest plea agreement hearings appeared Monday on the website of the United States District Court in Richmond. Purnell Peace, 35, of Virginia Beach is to appear Thursday before Judge Henry E. Hudson. The hearing for Quanis Phillips, 28, of Atlanta, is scheduled for Friday.

Collins R. Spencer III, a spokesman for Vick's defense team, told the Associated Press that Vick's lawyers were surprised by the latest plea hearings.

UPDATE:  This New York Times article reports on a poll in which "Americans say Michael Vick’s high profile has led to preferential treatment from the authorities, and few say his profession is a disadvantage."  As I have suggested in some posts below, I actually think the opposite may be true.

Some related Vick posts:

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News flash: he is negotiations for a plea agreement after all:

http://www.ajc.com/sports/content/sports/falcons/stories/2007/08/14/vick_0815.html

Posted by: S.cotus | Aug 14, 2007 2:08:42 PM

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