When Michael Vick's problems related to dogfighting began, some NFL players seemed to take the charges cavalierly, suggesting that the practice was a relatively common regional phenomenon. Well, if any players are still taking dogfighting lightly, they better think again.
Federal prosecutors now want nearly $930,000 of Vick's assets put away to ensure the care of the surviving animals from the dogfighting operation. With the Atlanta Falcons looking to recover $20 million of the money they paid Vick and several banks clamoring for a total of $6 million in various loans, the government wants to make sure that there's enough money to fund Vick's obligations to the more than 50 dogs. Vick agreed to pay for the animals' care and find them new homes as part of his agreement with prosecutors.
Vick has already started serving the sentence on his guilty plea but will formally find out exactly how long he'll spend in prison when he's sentenced on Dec. 10.