Vick, indicted by grand jury
According to CNN, a grand jury indicted Atlanta Falcolns Quarterback Michael Vick Tuesday on dogfighting charges, prosecutors announced.
The grand jury brought two separate charges on the football star: one for killing dogs, and one for promoting dogfights.
Arraignment for Vick is scheduled for October 3.
Vick and three associates -- Purnell Peace, 35, of Virginia Beach; Quanis Phillips, 28, of Atlanta, Georgia; and Tony Taylor, 34, of Hampton, Virginia -- have pleaded guilty to the federal charges and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors.
Surry County Commonwealth Attorney Gerald Poindexter said he plans to bring more than 10 indictments to Vick and his co-defendants.
Vick, 27, could face up to 18 months in jail and the National Football League has suspended him indefinitely without pay.
According to the Star Tribune, the grand jury passed on indicting the Atlanta Falcons quarterback and two co-defendants on eight counts of animal cruelty, which would have exposed them to as many as 40 years in prison if convicted.
Poindexter asked that the four be arraigned Oct. 3 and requested that each be released on a $50,000 personal recognizance bond. None of the defendants nor their lawyers were in court.
*Note to GG: This entry did not meet Sunday's deadline due to technological problems but I added it anyway per our conversation 9/25
Vick alone could face up to five years in prison and has been dropped from all his major sponsors.