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NFL’s tale of two Michaels

September 6, 2007

NFL: Beat your dog, sit out the season.  Beat your wife and you still play.

Editorial
USA Today
September 6, 2007

Even people who aren’t football fans have heard about Michael Vick, the star quarterback whose abuse of pit bulls led to a guilty plea on federal dogfighting charges, drew public vilification and spurred an indefinite suspension from the NFL.

Far fewer people have heard of Michael Pittman, another NFL player accused of violence.

In May 2003, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back was arrested on charges of ramming his Hummer into a car driven by his wife and carrying their 2-year-old child and a babysitter. It was the fourth time the 6-foot, 228-pound player was accused of domestic violence. Even so, Pittman played the 2003 season.

Vick Lawyers Working Plea Deal

August 17, 2007

By LARRY O’DELL, Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. – Michael Vick and his attorneys were still negotiating with federal prosecutors Thursday, hoping to strike a deal on a plea agreement, according to a lawyer familiar with the case.
The Atlanta Falcons star quarterback pleaded not guilty to dogfighting conspiracy charges last month. But since then, one of his co-defendants has changed his plea to guilty and agreed to testify against Vick, and two others are scheduled to do likewise Friday.

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