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Michael Vick sentenced to 23 months in prison for dog fighting

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RICHMOND, VA - Michael Vick's involvement in a dogfighting ring involving gambling and killing pit bulls has earned the suspended Atlanta Falcon's quarterback 23-months in a federal prison.

According to the Associated Press, Vick appeared in a Richmond, Virginia courtroom wearing a black-and-white striped prison jumpsuit.  Vick told the judge he used "poor judgment" and added that he was willing to "deal with the consequences."

Vick pleaded guilty in August, admitting he financed "Bad Newz Kennels" dogfightng operation, and that he helped kill six to eight dogs.  Vick's plea agreement included an admission he provided money for bets on dog fights, but said he never shared in any of the winnings.

If Vick serves the entire 23-month sentence, he would not likely be eligible for readmission into the NFL until October of 2009, effectively keeping him from playing in the NFL for the 2007, 2008, and 2009 seasons. 

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