|Timeline of the Michael Vick dogfighting case|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 21 August 2007 10:15|
April 20, 2007 - Davon Boddie, Vick's cousin, is arrested outside a nightclub in Hampton, Va., on marijuana charges.
April 24, 2007 - Vick is a no-show for a congressional breakfast to request more money for after-school football programs.
April 25, 2007 - As part of their investigation, police raid Vick's property in Smithfield, Va., and find several neglected pit bulls and evidence of dog fighting.
April 28, 2007 - Attending the NFL draft in New York, Vick allegedly tells commissioner Roger Goodell that his friends and family members are responsible for the dog fighting.
May 11, 2007 - Vick tells reporters that lawyers advised him not to make public comments about possible dog fighting on his property.
June 7, 2007 - Federal investigators raid Vick's property.
July 6, 2007 - Federal prosecutors indicate they have a strong case against Vick.
July 17, 2007 - Vick, Purnell A. Peace, Quanis L. Phillips and Tony Taylor are charged by a federal grand jury in Richmond, Va., with conspiring to engage in competitive dogfighting, procuring and training pit bulls for fighting and conducting the enterprise across state lines.
July 20, 2007 - Animal rights activists protest in New York outside NFL offices. Upstairs, Goodell is meeting with another group of concerned activists.
July 23, 2007 - Goodell orders Vick to stay away from Falcons training camp.
July 24, 2007 - Falcons owner Arthur Blank confirms that the team wanted to suspend Vick for four games, the maximum allowed under the league's collective bargaining agreement with the players union, but adds he will wait on the NFL to conduct its own investigation.
July 26, 2007 - Vick and his co-defendants plead not guilty to the charges in the indictment.
July 30, 2007 - Taylor changes his plea to guilty and agrees to fully cooperate with the government in its prosecution of Vick and the other two men.
Aug. 17, 2007 - Peace and Phillips, the remaining two co-defendants, plead guilty and implicate Vick in bankrolling gambling on dogfights. One said the quarterback helped drown or hang dogs that didn't do well.
Aug. 20, 2007 - Vick's lawyer says that after discussing the matter with his family, the NFL star decided to plead guilty. A plea hearing is set for Aug. 27.