You can all but forget about Michael Vick being suspended in 2007 for anything that has to do with dogfights according to John Clayton at ESPN. Vick may in fact face legal trouble down the road for not only his involvement with the activity, but also having dogs on one of his properties. As for not being able to lineup under center for the Falcons in 07, the league will not be able to touch him until the dog fighting process goes though the legal system.
Clayton says the key words in the investigation is “prove to be involved.” That is, there has to be proof beyond doubt that Vick was one of the men behind the house that had all the issues, as well as it has to be proven that the recent allegations that he is a “heavyweight” when it comes to betting on dog fights. As Clayton points out, cases like Vick, if it even goes that far, take eight or nine months to document and litigate.
If Vick can skate clean from this, and it looks like in the long run he will, the worse part for him may be his total overall image. Already dented with the STD case, the finger flipping at the Dome, as well as his stating that he sometimes wished he could play in the Colts system, this recent case may take the cake. Look for Vick to have a cloud over his head with the whole dog fighting issue, even if it comes out his involvement was minimal.