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Monday, August 27, 2007
Michael Vick made his first public statement in regards to his federal dog fighting case after entering his guilty plea. He will now await his December 10th sentencing date that probably will send him to prison.

“First I want to apologize for all the things that I’ve done and that I have allowed to happen,” Vick said at a news conference following his appearance in U.S. District Court.

“I made a mistake in using bad judgment and making bad decisions,” he said. “Dogfighting is a terrible thing.”

Vick said he wasn't honest in his previous statements, saying he was "ashamed."

"I want to apologize to all the young kids out there for my immature acts," Vick said. "What I did was very immature. ... I need to grow up."

He concluded by saying, “I offer my deepest apologies to everyone. And I will redeem myself. I have to.” [SOURCE]
In his written plea, Vick admitted helping kill six to eight pit bulls and supplying money for gambling on the fights. He said he did not personally place any bets or share in any winnings. The NFL suspended him indefinitely and without pay Friday after his plea agreement was filed. Merely associating with gamblers can trigger a lifetime ban under the league’s personal conduct policy.

Rumor has it that he will get closer to 9 months and be out in time for the next NFL season. I still feel as though people are putting a lot of bad light on him and haven't said two words about his co-defenders. Sadly he takes the full blame, but that is the result of terrible choices. Hopefully he will come out for the better and he now has a chance to make better choices to be a testament to others. Many have come out of worse situations to go on to great things...