Michael Vick to plead on Va. dogfighting charges

October 21, 2008 12:40:24 PM PDT
A court official says former NFL quarterback Michael Vick plans to enter a plea next week on state dogfighting charges in Virginia. Surry County Circuit Court administrator Sally Neblett said Tuesday a hearing has been scheduled for Oct. 30 on a motion to hear a plea from Vick by video conference. The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reported that Vick plans to plead guilty to the state charges in hopes of winning an early release from federal prison. Citing court papers, the newspaper said Vick would then enter a halfway house. Vick is serving a two-year term in a federal prison in Leavenworth, Kan., for dogfighting.