Police Find Abused Dogs on Vick Property

Discovery of starved animals adds to Atlanta QB's embarrassments
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 27, 2007 10:49 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Animal-rights activists are calling for the Falcons to dump superstar Michael Vick after more than 60 starved and injured dogs, presumably kept for fighting, were found at a house Vick owns but does not live in. Smithfield, Va., police discovered the dogs during a raid targeting Vick's cousin Davon Boddie. Vick refused comment through a team spokesman.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has called on the Falcons to suspend Vick pending a police investigation and cut him loose if the charges are substantiated. During an already mortifying off-season, the quarterback has already settled a lawsuit contending that he knowingly gave a woman an STD and sought treatment under the pseudonym "Ron Mexico."