Vick surrenders to start anticipated prison term

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick is now in the custody of U.S. Marshals.

He surrendered today in Virginia, three weeks before he's scheduled to be sentenced on a federal dogfighting conspiracy charge.

According to a court document, Vick turned himself in because he is anticipating a prison term. A marshal says he's being held at a jail in Warsaw, Virginia.

According to an order filed in federal court today, Vick was taken into custody because he wanted to go ahead and start his prison term.

Vick faces up to five years in prison. He and three co-defendants entered guilty pleas to federal dogfighting charges. He's also been charged with two state felony counts.

Vick has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL without pay.


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