This is what Michael Vick and his lawyers had to say on July 26th:
“I take these charges very seriously and look forward to clearing my good name,” Vick’s prepared statment read. “I respectfully ask all of you to hold your judgment until all of the facts are shown.”
“This is going to be a hard-fought trial,” said Billy Martin, one of five lawyers retained by Vick. “We are conducting our own investigation. We will look into these allegations and we look forward to the opportunity to being able to walk inside this courtroom saying to the world that Michael Vick is innocent.”
I guess a bit has changed over the past few weeks as Vick took a plea today. This was supposed to be the Summer of bashing Barry Bonds…instead its Vick and Tim Donaghy. Bonds is cruising along.
So what next for Vick as a football player? I know he’s going to jail for some period of time. When that’s done, would you want him on your team…do you want to give him the chance to get back in the league?