The report also states in mid-April of 2007, Vick, Peace and Phillips hung approximately three dogs who did not perform well in a "rolling session," which indicates the readiness of a dog to fight.According to the report, the three men hung the dogs "by placing a nylon cord over a 2 X 4 that was nailed to two trees located next to the big shed.
officially announced his retirement from the NFL, ESPN reports.
Now 36 years old, Vick was unable to find a team to play for in 2016 despite his stated hopes of playing again. 1 overall selection in the 2001 Draft, he will be remembered on the football field for the strong arm and electrifying running ability that led the Atlanta Falcons to two playoff appearances and one NFC championship game.
He also ran for 99 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries.
Pittsburgh won all but one game, an overtime loss to Baltimore, with Vick at quarterback before a hamstring tear ended his season.
"Vick failed the examination as it related to the killing of the dogs in April 2007.
Ultimately, Vick recanted his previous statement wherein he said he was not actually involved in the killing of six to eight dogs. Vick admitted taking part in the actual hanging of the dogs."Vick, the report says, paid someone whose name was redacted 0 to dig two graves for the dog carcasses.
Suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick placed family pet dogs into a ring and his trained pit bulls "caused major injuries" to the pets at Bad Newz Kennels, according to a U. Department of Agriculture report released on Friday.
The 17-page report, prepared by the USDA's inspector general-investigations division, provided some new details on Vick's participation in Bad Newz Kennels, the dogfighting operation financed by Vick and formed along with his friends Tony Taylor, Purnell Peace and Quanis Phillips. 28, 2008, says, "Vick, Peace and Phillips thought it was funny to watch the pit bull dogs belonging to Bad Newz Kennels injure or kill the other dogs." The report has names and phrases redacted in order to protect the anonymity of certain individuals who cooperated with investigators.
Since taking over for an injured Ben Roethlisberger (knee), Vick has completed 40-of-66 passes for 371 yards with two touchdowns and one interception.
If Big Ben is unable to play in Week 7, it remains to be seen if Vick or Jones will make the start against Kansas City.
Vick appears to have overcome his recent hamstring injury, but is pegged as a backup quarterback now that Ben Roethlisberger has returned to action.