LINKNot sure if this would automatically mean no more jail time for state charges. Also not sure what the NFL would do or if they would call it a wash and not impose a longer suspension.Vick will plead guilty to dogfight charges: report
NORFOLK, Virginia (AFP) – Michael Vick will plead guilty to state dogfighting charges in hopes of securing an early release from federal prison and possibly returning to American football next year.
The Virginian-Pilot newspaper, citing papers filed in Surry County Circuit Court by Vick's lawyers, reported Tuesday that the former National Football League star quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons wants to enter a halfway house.
Attorneys want permission for Vick to plead guilty in a video-teleconference from Leavenworth, Kansas, where he is serving a two-year prison sentence on federal dogfighting charges.
The Surry court next convenes on November 5.
Paperwork indicates that Vick must resolve the state charges before he would be eligible to take part in a halfway house program.
Vick is scheduled to be released on July 20. He could enter a halfway house program in January to prepare his way for a return to society.
Vick's release would come as National Football League clubs begin training camps for the 2009 season.