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.