Vicks future looks bleak.
RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 20 — Michael Vick, the star quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons, has accepted a plea offer from federal prosecutors in a criminal case stemming from a dog-fighting ring that was run from a property Mr. Vick owned, his lawyer and the judge in the case said today.
Mr. Vick will probably face a sentence of at least a year in prison under the deal. His future in the National Football League appears bleak.
Mr. Vick is expected to formally enter his plea on Aug. 27. The United States District Judge overseeing the case, Henry E. Hudson, has scheduled a status hearing in the case for this afternoon.