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Vick pleads not guilty; trial set for Nov. 26

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by 03EBZ06, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. 03EBZ06

    03EBZ06 Need2Speed

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  2. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    I guess he requested a speedy trial? Even though I wouldn't be surprised if the dates are moved even further, it always seems like lawyers are asking for delays.
  3. superpunk

    superpunk Benched

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    I think what you meant to say is that Vick's professional liar stood up in front of the judge and told him that Vick was innocent. :eek:

    I won't tell you how to do your job, though.
  4. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    This court is known for it's quickness.
  5. miamicowboy21

    miamicowboy21 Active Member

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    This trial won't end before 2008. High profile cases rarely get solved quickly. This is going to drag out for a good while.
  6. Calvin2Tony2Emmitt2Julius

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    It's good to see the real world. The news media is portraying this "The whole world Hates Vick",Mob rule,boil his nuts picture and If Our fair City Of Richmond is any indication, that's just not the case. Yes PETA was there, and yes the usual rent a Mob lackies were there but there were just as many people who support Vick.

    Yea this is going to be interesting.

    Court T.V 's rating are going to go through the roof. You knew the circus was coming to town for sure.
  7. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I doubt the Judge in this case will allow camera's
  8. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I just heard Al Cowlings just picked up another white Ford Bronco and he heading to Virginia.
  9. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - When Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick appears in federal court next week on dogfighting charges, he'll go before a judge not impressed by Vick's celebrity and in a court known nationwide for its speedy handling of cases.

    Legal experts describe U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson as a tough but fair jurist who, in five years on the federal bench, has become known for handing down stiff sentences, for being prepared and for allowing both sides to show their cards.

    "Trial lawyers love to appear in his court because he lets the lawyers try their case," defense attorney and former prosecutor William J. Dinkin of Richmond said. "Everyone is going to get their fair shake. He's a very evenhanded trial judge."

    Vick's appearance July 26 along with three other defendants will be to enter pleas to charges of competitive dogfighting, procuring and training pit bulls for fighting, and conducting the enterprise across state lines. If convicted of both felony charges, the four face up to six years in prison, fines of up to $350,000 and restitution.

    Hudson is "generally known as a hard sentencer," Dinkin said, and is not likely to treat Vick any differently because of his superstar status and $130 million contract.

    "He's straight forward, a straight shooter," said Carl Tobias, a law professor at the University of Richmond. "You don't get any special perks because of who you are, and you don't get punished because you aren't somebody who is a public figure."

    The Falcons will be conducting their first practice of training camp under a new coach while Vick is in court, and Hudson is unlikely to be influenced at all by that.

    "I would not expect Judge Hudson to make any special allowances because Mr. Vick plays in the NFL," said defense lawyer Craig W. Sampson of Richmond, who has had several cases before Hudson. "Virginia courts, both state and federal, are generally very businesslike in the way they run their dockets."

    That's especially true of the U.S. District Court in Richmond, which has become known as the "rocket docket" for getting its cases handled expediently.

    "They really do move the cases along," Tobias said. "They're no-nonsense


    I don't think this Judge is going to allow a bunch of stall tactics.
  10. Hoov

    Hoov Senior Member

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    LMAO. :laugh2:
  11. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    Anyone that thinks that the "prepared statement" was actually comprised of "Micheal Vick's words" is mentally handicapped. Lawyers creep me out...except for pep and ogt, of course.
  12. Yeagermeister

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    You mean professional liar to the reformed professional liar. :D
  13. ThreeSportStar80

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    I'm in Richmond as well, downtown is jammed...
  14. sago1

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    Actually I understand his attorney gave up their rights to a speedy trial and even then they got the trial date set back only about 6 weeks to Nov 26. Otherwise this case would probably have been schedule for mid to late Oct.
  15. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    Did you get to see Vick? Did you shine his shoes?

    :confused:
  16. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    He was wearing Hush Puppies. :laugh2:
  17. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah the "spring training" comment was pretty funny and made it obvious Vick didn't write it.

    NFLNETWORK is actually saying that Vicks lawyers waived their right to a speedy trial. So they could have had it sooner. This court system does appear to be a nononsense one with little delays.
  18. Hoov

    Hoov Senior Member

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    Haha, clever yeag. It took me a second to get that.
  19. 03EBZ06

    03EBZ06 Need2Speed

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  20. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    :lmao2: :laugh2: :laugh1: Pretty good, Doomsday!

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