Bad Newz Dogs Vick

With new indictments in the offing, QB seeks to limit prison time, save career
By Joseph Fasano,  Newser User
Posted Aug 15, 2007 6:19 AM CDT
Escorted by U.S. Marshals, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, right, leaves the federal courthouse in Richmond, Va., following his arraignment, Thursday, July 26, 2007. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – With federal prosecutors poised to bring more serious charges against Michael Vick in the ongoing dogfighting investigation, the quarterback's attorneys are trying to work out a plea deal, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Two more of Vick's co-defendants are expected to plead guilty this week.

The defense is negotiating with both the US Attorney's Office and the NFL, to limit the Pro-Bowlers jail time and salvage his career. If he pleads to current—or reduced—charges he could serve a year or less. A grand jury in Richmond, VA, is scheduled to consider new charges on Monday, which means Vick and his squad will likely reach a decision in the coming days.