Last of 3 Vick co-defendants faces sentencing Print
Written by Admin   
Friday, 14 December 2007 01:30
NFL Headline News

 RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -The first man to plead guilty in the Michael Vick dogfighting conspiracy is the last to be sentenced.
Tony Taylor of Hampton faced a maximum of five years in prison Friday, although the punishments handed to Vick and his other two co-defendants suggested a much lighter sentence.
Vick, the disgraced NFL star who financed the ``Bad Newz Kennels'' operation, was sentenced Monday to 23 months in prison. Purnell Peace of Virginia Beach and Quanis Phillips of Atlanta previously were sentenced to 18 months and 21 months, respectively.
All four men initially pleaded not guilty. Taylor changed his plea on July 30 and agreed to cooperate with the government in its prosecution of the others. Peace and Phillips soon changed their pleas as well, and Vick followed suit on Aug. 23.
Taylor scouted for a location for the dogfighting operation in 2001 and recommended a 15-acre tract in Surry County, in rural southeastern Virginia. Vick paid about $34,000 for the property the following year.
In a summary of facts that accompanied his plea agreement, Taylor said he maintained and trained the dogs for about three years. He admitted executing two dogs, shooting one and electrocuting the other, when they did not perform well in test fights.
Vick received a harsher sentence than Peace and Phillips after Hudson concluded that the suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback lied about his direct involvement in killing dogs and about his marijuana use, which was detected in a drug test.
Taylor said he left the operation after a falling out with Phillips and others in September 2004.
 

NFL Team Pages

Top NFL Public Bets

#1 271 Indianapolis Colts 89%
#2 265 Houston Texans 87%
#3 275 Green Bay Packers 81%
#4 263 Miami Dolphins 79%
#5 259 Seattle Seahawks 75%
#6 267 Baltimore Ravens 70%
#7 278 Dallas Cowboys 68%
#8 273 Oakland Raiders 64%
#9 258 Kansas City Chiefs 63%
#10 269 Philadelphia Eagles 63%
View All: NFL |  NBA |  NCAAF |  NCAAB |  MLB |  NHL

NFL Futures

NFL TEAM CONFERENCE ODDS CURRENT
DENVER BRONCOS 3/2
GREEN BAY PACKERS 3/1
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 4/1
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 5/1
DALLAS COWBOYS 5/1
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 11/2
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS 6/1
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS 7/1
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 8/1
ARIZONA CARDINALS 9/1
View All

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us | Advertising | 888-99-SPREAD

THIS IS NOT A GAMBLING SITE – If you think you have a gambling problem click here.

Disclaimer: This site is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Individual users are responsible for the laws regarding accessing gambling information from their jurisdictions. Many countries around the world prohibit gambling, please check the laws in your location. Any use of this information that may violate any federal, state, local or international law is strictly prohibited.

Copyright: The information contained on TheSpread.com website is protected by international copyright and may not be reproduced, or redistributed in any way without expressed written consent.

About: TheSpread.com is the largest sports betting news site in the United States. We provide point spread news, odds, statistics and information to over 199 countries around the world each year. Our coverage includes all North American College and Professional Sports as well as entertainment, political and proposition wagering news.

©1999-2013 TheSpread.com