Here's really good news for anyone who enjoys watching a real scumbag play football: the Associated Press reports that Michael Vick's guilty plea today to additional dogfighting charges could speed his release from prison.
The former Atlanta Falcons quarterback is serving a 23-month sentence in Leavenworth for funding a dogfighting business at a property he owned in Virginia, and for killing several "underperforming" dogs. Recently, an eyewitness testified that Vick had also put "family dogs" in the pit with trained fighting dogs and laughed as the pets were destroyed by the vicious animals. Wow, what a sweet guy. But apparently all is forgiven, as yesterday's guilty verdict resulted in a three-year suspended sentence, meaning Vick will be released in July 2009 just in time for a new NFL season!