Disgraced former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick has been sentenced to 23 months in prison for financing and participating in an illegal dogfighting ring involving pit bulls.
Michael Vick was sentenced to 23 months in prison Monday for his role in a dogfighting conspiracy that involved gambling and killing pit bulls.Vick acknowledged he used “poor judgment” and added, “I’m willing to deal with the consequences and accept responsibility for my actions.”
Vick also received three years’ probation. With nearly a month already served, his scheduled release would come in October 2009.
With federal sentencing, inmates usually have to serve all if not all most all of the sentence. Vick’s NFL career is likely over because the NFL will still suspend him once he is released from jail.