I just heard on WGST that according to Billy Martin Vick’s attorney, Vick has agreed to a plea deal with the US Attorney. Vick will appear in court on August 27 and admit his role in the affair.
UPDATE: From AFP:
After consulting with his family over the weekend, Michael Vick asked that I announce today that he has reached an agreement with federal prosecutors regarding the charges pending against him,” Martin’s statement said.
“Mr. Vick has agreed to enter a plea of guilty to those charges and to accept full responsibility for his actions and the mistakes he has made.”
“Michael wishes to apologizes again to everyone who has been hurt by this matter.”
A grand jury was hearing evidence Monday on more possible charges that could have been filed against Vick, including racketeering gambling charges that would have greatly raised the stakes and possible prison term Vick might face.
The agreement also brings into question Vick’s National Football League future. Vick had been banned from the Falcons’ training camp by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell until his role in the scheme was more fully explained.
Goodell was expected to inform Vick about any possible banishment because of the guilty plea later on Monday, according to reports.