The Virginia Pilot is reporting that Michael Vick has been offered a plea deal on federal dogfighting charges. If he doesn’t take the deal, the Feds are expected to charge him under the RICO statute, where he would face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
According to the Pilot, Vick’s decision is based on how NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will punish him. He could be banned for life.
I have a bit of advice for Vick: take the deal. The evidence against you is staggering and with your co-defendents planning to testify against you, you’d be crazy to gamble on a possible 20 year prison sentence. If you get a chance to play football again, fine. But if not, at least you’ll have your freedom.
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