Vick To Face State Charges Once Freed From Prison


Michael Vick’s legal problems won’t end when he walks out of a federal prison, where he’s doing time for illegal dog fighting. A prosecutor in Surry County says he wants to file similar charges against the former Virginia Tech star. Gerald Poindexter tells the “Richmond Times-Dispatch,” quote, “Those two crimes have gone unpunished in Surry County.” Trial for the suspended quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons was to have begun tomorrow.

But, a judge agreed with Poindexter’s request to delay the trials of Vick and other defendants until they are released from federal compounds. Vick is in Leavenworth, Kansas. If he behaves, he could be freed in a little more than a year. Animal-rights groups balked that Poindexter seemed hesitant to prosecute Vick, since he’s an NFL superstar.

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