Portis Defends Vick on Dog Fighting

"It's his property, it's his dog," says Redskins running back
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2007 9:59 PM CDT
Portis Defends Vick on Dog Fighting
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 has joined the cause against Vick, firing off a letter Friday that urged NFL commissioner Roger...   (Associated Press)

(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." (Read more NFL stories.)

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