The Pop Culture Junkie | Get Addicted
Monday, December 10, 2007
Image Hosted by

Though Michael Vick headed to jail early, it only made about a 2 week dent in his 23 month sentence handed down today on his dogfighting conviction. It's also slightly longer than the anticipated 12 to 18 month sentence expected.
The suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback could have been sentenced up to five years by U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson. Vick, who turned himself in Nov. 19 in anticipation of his sentence, was wearing a black-and-white striped prison suit.

After Vick apologized to the court and his family, Hudson told him: “You need to apologize to the millions of young people who looked up to you.”

“Yes, sir,” Vick answered.

Vick acknowledged he used “poor judgment” and added, “I’m willing to deal with the consequences and accept responsibility for my actions.” SOURCE: MSNBC
Federal guidelines on good behavior could save Vick about 3 months in jail, which means a release in summer 2009 at the earliest.

In related news: Vick's home has become a tourist attraction now that it is up for auction and is he's facing a $141 million loss in salary, endorsements, etc.! Damn...