Vick Hit With State Charges

Va. brings dogfighting case that could net disgraced QB 10 more years
By Rachel Kravetz,  Newser User
Posted Sep 25, 2007 4:55 PM CDT
Michael Vick makes a statement after pleading guilty to a federal dogfighting charge in Richmond, Va., in this Aug. 27, 2007 file photo. Vick and three co-defendants were indicted by a grand jury Tuesday...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Today the state of Virginia piled on Falcons QB Michael Vick, who's awaiting sentencing on federal dogfighting charges, with dogfighting charges of its own. Vick will face one count of beating, killing or causing dogs to fight and one count of engaging in or promoting dogfighting in state court. Both are felonies punishable by up to 5 years in prison, the AP reports.

The grand jury declined to indict Vick and his co-defendants on eight other counts of killing dogs. Vick's lawyer said the team would be examining the charges "to ensure that he is not held accountable for the same conduct twice." Sentencing on the federal charges is set for Dec. 10.