New trial date for Vick

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SUSSEX, Va. (AP) -- Michael Vick's trial in Virginia on state dogfighting charges is being pushed back.

The trial, which had been set for April 2nd, has been rescheduled for June 27th. Trials for two of Vick's co-defendants also have been postponed.

The suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback is serving a 23-month prison term in Leavenworth, Kansas, after pleading guilty to a federal dogfighting conspiracy charge.

A prosecutor cited logistics of getting a federal prisoner into state court as the reason for the delays.

Vick has been charged with two state felony counts, each punishable by up to five years in prison.

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  • by love Location: waynesboro on Mar 26, 2008 at 08:44 AM
    first of all, we all make mistakes. leave the poor man alone. there are people who r killing humans and committing worse crimes than fighting a "STUPID" dog. let the man free!!! but that's what happens when your rich, famous & BLACK!!!
  • by ginger Location: evans on Mar 26, 2008 at 08:24 AM
    I agree, this is just stupid. He's in jail, let him do his time and be done with it. People who murder, rape, rob banks spend less time in jail than he will. I don't condone what he did and he should be in jail but this is just piling on. He has wasted his life and I believe he knows that.
  • by malibu Location: south carolina on Mar 25, 2008 at 10:43 AM
    let the man do his time sentence and leave him be there are more other important issues in society than tring to set an example of one famous football star the dog fighting trend have not just started its been going in for yearsssss there are alot of white collar workers-high profile leaders in this world have commited worst crimes or will commit crimes and will recieve less time or no time in jail the young man has been striped from all his life rich-famous success once his time is up he will have to start all over again his life long dreams are all gone i believe he has regret it sincerely lets focus on whats going around the nation than tring to make a example out of one man yes it was stupid but believe it or not it is still going on as of today it will not stop because there is a lot of politicans involved because of the moneyyyyyyyyyyyy if the judges not going to let him out earlier than supose then let the man do his time so he can get out and try to enjoy the remaining of his li
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