Michael Vick Has Court Date Next Week

Atlanta quarterback Michael Vick and three other men are scheduled to appear in federal court in Richmond, Virginia, next Thursday to answer charges they were involved in an illegal dogfighting ring. That's the same day the Falcons begin summer training camp.

An 18-page indictment alleges the 27-year-old Vick and his co-defendants began the dogfighting operation in early 2001. That was the former Virginia Tech star's rookie year after being taken first overall in the N-F-L draft.