More Vick co-defendants to enter pleas
ESPN reported Monday that two more of NFL star Michael Vick's co-defendants in the federal dogfighting case have scheduled hearings to put in plea deals by the end of the week. Quanis Phillips and Purnell Peace would join Tony Taylor in making a deal with federal prosecutors, whose agreement includes testifying against the Atlanta Falcons quarterback. If these pleas are entered, Vick would be the last person charged in this case attempting to maintain innocence. Vick has a limited amount of time to decide whether or not he wants to enter a plea of his own, but any conviction is likely to end his multi-million dollar career. Tuesday update: The Richmond Times-Dispatch is reporting that the U.S. attorney's office has given Vick until Friday, the day of Phillips' plea deal hearing, to enter a plea, and that if he refuses, he will face additional charges.