Michael Vick's plea agreement and the summary of facts that accompanied that plea were filed in Richmond federal court today.
Vick is pleading guilty to a single charge of conspiracy to operate the dogfighting operation that took place across state lines. In the statement of facts, Vick specifically denies making side bets on the fights or collecting purses from the fights. He admits to being aware of the killing of several dogs that did not perform well, and that there was a "collective effort," which included two of his co-defendants, involved in the killing of animals earlier this year. Dogs were hanged and drowned.
Vick will make his appearance in court on Monday to plead guilty. The charge carries a maximum sentence of up to five years, but it has been reported that he'll more likely be sentenced to 12 to 18 months in prison.
The gambling accusation was especially worrisome for the Vick camp because it could prompt a long or even a lifetime ban from the NFL. There is still much left to be resolved in the Vick case. The state of Virginia still may prosecute and the NFL has been conducting its own investigation. So the results of further events and inquiries could affect whether Vick will play pro football again. Here's both the summary of facts and plea agreement.