NFL football star Michael Vick proclaimed his innocence today in relation to charges made against him regarding federal dogfighting charges.
The Atlanta Falcons quarterback and three others entered their pleas in U.S. District Court to conspiracy charges involving competitive dogfighting, procuring and training pit bulls for fighting and conducting the enterprise across state lines. Federal prosecutors say the operation — known as Bad Newz Kennels — was run on Vick’s property in Surry County..
“Today, you all either heard or saw Michael take his first step toward proving his innocence,” Vick’s attorney, Billy Martin, said. “We intend to prove Mike’s innocence at trial.”
The trial date was set for Nov. 26 at 9:30 a.m. Vick waived his right to a speedy trial.
“I look forward to clearing my good name,” Vick said in a statement. “I respectfully ask all of you to withhold your judgment until all of the facts are known.”
Vick was released without bond and the trial is scheduled for the time being to start on November 26th.
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