Vick Enters Drug Treatment Program

Michael Vick is hoping to reduce his 23-month sentence on a federal dogfighting conviction.

His attorney says the suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback has
entered a drug treatment program at the U.S. Bureau of Prisons
minimum security facility in Leavenworth, Kansas.

Vick was moved from Virginia to Kansas earlier Monday.

Vick tested positive for marijuana in September while he was on
supervised release following his guilty plea. According to bureau
policies, residential drug treatment programs take place in units
set apart from the general prison population and lasting at least
500 hours over a six- to 12-month period.

If Vick is granted early release, he could be ready to play in
the 2009 football season, but he is currently suspended without pay
by the NFL.


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  • by Karen Location: North Carolina on Jan 9, 2008 at 05:45 AM
    Wallace....when it comes to animal cruelty I do not look at a persons skin color or cultural heritage.....NO animal deserves to be mistreated. The PETA workers should have also recieved jail time, what they did was just as bad as what Vicks did. In his case, he is also a sports hero to many young people who tend to mimic their hero's behavior. So....whether his skin color is white, black, yellow or purple, in my opinion he did not get a long enough sentence and it should not be reduced no matter what programs he joins in prison. The longer he is in, the longer he will benefit from the programs.
  • by Rick Location: Washington on Jan 9, 2008 at 05:10 AM
    You make a point sir but I don't think its a color issue. The PETA workers apparently used poor and selfish judgement as a result of poor PETA leadership in their supposed stray animal control work. Vick apparently did it for fun and profit -big difference I think.
  • by Wallace Location: North Carolina on Jan 8, 2008 at 07:28 PM
    People are so quick to jude our black men but look at the two PETA workers who were accused of killing many cats and dogs. They were cleared of most charges and given 10-day suspended jail sentence and a year of supervised probation, they were also ordered to pay $4000 in fines and restitution and perform 50 hours of community service. They had animals that they had murdered in the back of their van. Now did they go to jail for years and have their life taken away from them. No but yet everyone wants to be against Vick because of who he is. Leave the man alone he has learned a lesson.
  • by Karen Location: North Carolina on Jan 8, 2008 at 03:43 AM
    It is great that he is acknowledging and dealing with his drug issues but that has nothing to do with why he is in prison. The animals he tortured and destroyed were not given 'early release' because they followed the 'correct program'.
  • by Michael Location: Edenton on Jan 8, 2008 at 03:24 AM
    Just another ploy to get out early. Say 3 hail Marys, 2 our Fathers, make an act of contrition, and sin no more my son. Gees!
  • by Rick Location: Washington on Jan 7, 2008 at 08:07 PM
    Having him entertain us in the arena cheaper than feeding him in prison. Maybe a gladiator will even the score for the dogs.
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