Saturday, January 9, 2010

WSB-TV Obtains More Vick Dogfighting Docs

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports:
”All of the pit bull dogs were destroyed after they lost a fight or refused to fight,” an unnamed confidential witness told investigators. “The dog that won the fight was the only dog that was allowed to live.”
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In April 2007, Vick tested several dogs to determine if they had the predisposition to fight and if they were capable of winning. Vick ordered six or eight dogs destroyed because they did not meet his standards. The witness said Vick personally helped drown three or four dogs, a process that took two people to hold the animal’s legs while the dog’s head was held under water. Vick also hung dogs. The witness told investigators Vick, Peace and Phillips “seemed to get an ‘adrenaline high’ when killing the dogs.”


And although Vick reportedly invested huge sums of money in the dogfighting scheme, he apparently wasn't concerned about making any of it back:

“Vick never took portions of the winning wages,” according to a summary of an interview with one of the witnesses, whose identity was redacted from the records.

Witnesses said Vick, known as “Ookie” at the kennel, would bankroll bets for others but he didn’t claim any winnings. He also didn’t take the cash prize for the winning dogs.

Apparently Ookie didn't torture and kill dogs for the money, he did it for some nobler purpose.

6 comments:

Heather B said...

Well doesn`t that just make me sick to my stomach. I thought we`d heard it all. Karma can`t come around fast enough for this cold-hearted bastard.

Social Mange said...

Any future candidates for the Ed Block Courage Award should refuse it, so that they are not associated with Michael Vick and his activities.

jan said...

dammit, he threw a touchdown tonight but then his second and last play was a colossal fumble to end his season. I hope they rethink his contract.

mare said...
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mare said...

I agree with Social Mange; I hope any future Ed Block Courage Award candidate is ashamed to be associated with the Vick legacy. Vick is beyond redemption and, Jan, he should be throw out of the NFl for not meeting the social/rehabilitative terms of his contract. I am please to say that I won the regular season football pool by one point, while not selecting the Eagles to win one game.

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