Police Informant Reports Seeing Atlanta Falcon Michael Vick Bet Big Money on Dog Fights
Thanks to the Rapid City Journal for this update on the Vick case.
Report: Vick Bets Big on Dog Fights
By The Associated Press
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was at a dog fight in 2000 and is "one of the heavyweights" in the sport, ESPN reported. The network Sunday cited a police informant whom a dog-fighting investigator called "extremely reliable."
In this May 22, 2007 file photo, one of three dogs removed from a house owned by Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick is shown in Chesapeake, Va. Vick has been under investigation since April 25 when police conducting a drug investigation raided the house he owns and found dozens of dogs. They also found items associated with dog fighting, including a "pry bar" used to pry apart a dog's jaws. No charges have been filed. The dogs are now housed at the Chesapeake Animal Control Bureau office. (AP Photo/Daily Press, Joe Fudge/file)
"That's who bets a large dollar," the informant said on the show "Outside the Lines." "And they have the money to bet large money. As I'm talking about large money, 30 to 40 thousand, even higher. He's one of the heavyweights."
When asked how he knows Vick bets that amount, the informant said, "because I've seen it."
The informant said his dog beat Vick's dog in 2000, the year before Vick was chosen by the Falcons with the first overall pick in the NFL draft.
Investigator David Hunt said information from the informant has "resulted in the arrest of several individuals over the past few years, numerous search warrants, as well as convictions."