Portis Defends Vick on Dog Fighting

"It's his property, it's his dog," says Redskins running back
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted May 21, 2007 9:59 PM CDT
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick stands on the sidelines during their NFL football game with the against the Cincinnati Bengals in Cincinnati in this Oct. 29, 2006 file photo. A California congressman...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Even if Michael Vick held stake in a dog fighting ring in rural Virginia, said Redskins running back Clinton Portis to a local television station, it's not a big deal. The embattled Atlanta signal caller owned property on which scarred dogs and dog fighting paraphernalia were discovered during a drug raid weeks ago.  He has since sold the property.

Portis believes that Vick should have the right to sponsor dog fights, opining, "It can't be too bad of a crime." He added: "I know a lot of back roads that have the dog fighting if you want to go see it."