Congrats to Sports Illustrated’s Don Banks, who managed to find a pair of upstanding citizens willing to sell out Falcons QB Michael Vick, so long as they weren’t personally implicated.
While the sources spoke on the condition that their names not be used due to their relationship with Vick, two of them said they were convinced the quarterback has been involved with the illegal dog-fighting ring that authorities believe they discovered last month while conducting a drug raid on a house Vick owns in Smithfield, Va. Authorities found nearly 70 dogs and various items associated with dog fighting. Vick has maintained that a cousin lives at the house and that he was unaware pit bulls were being kept on the premises.”He knows what’s going on in that house in Virginia,” one source said. “There’s not a doubt in my mind he’s involved with it.” The other source cited Vick’s longtime “affinity” for the dog-fighting subculture, and expressed certainty that Vick was aware of what was happening at the house.
Though I don’t wish to minimize the seriousness of the above charges, merely having a link to this video in your browser history doesn’t necessarily make someone part of the dog-fighting subculture.