NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - Michael Vick's old jersey has been removed from his high school's trophy case because of his conviction on a federal dogfighting charge.
The suspended NFL quarterback played for two seasons at Warwick High School from 1996-97 before going on to stardom Virginia Tech and being drafted first overall by the Atlanta Falcons in 2001. In August, he pleaded guilty to the federal charge, admitting that he helped kill six to eight dogs, and will be sentenced Dec. 10.
Michelle Price, a spokeswoman for the Newport News Public Schools, said Warwick High School principal Varinda Robinson decided to take the jersey down shortly after Vick entered his plea.
``It stayed up through the allegations, but they did decide to take it down once he admitted some guilt,'' Price said.
She said school officials received no outside pressure to remove the jersey, deciding on their own that ``it was the right thing to do.''
``I don't think it's caused any controversy,'' she said.
Price doubted the jersey would be returned to the trophy case.

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