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The Joey Harrington era begins in Atlanta: Vick indicted

Michael Vick was indicted today on charges of dogfighting. From Fox News:

Vick and three others were charged with violating federal laws against competitive dogfighting, procuring and training pit bulls for fighting and conducting the enterprise across state lines.

The indictment alleges that Vick and his co-defendants began sponsoring dogfighting in early 2001, the former Virginia Tech star's rookie year with the Falcons.

The indictment will likely mean a lengthy suspension for Vick at the hands of Commissioner Goodell. The Joey Harrington era has officially begun in Atlanta.

For more info on this story, and fan reaction, console Dave the Falconer over at The Falcoholic.

Update [2007-7-17 23:1:9 by BigBlueShoe]: From Dave the Falconer:

So what is there to say, really? Simply by virtue of his association with dogfighting, Vick has screwed himself and screwed the Falcons. My heart dropped when I read the news, and as much as I'd like to put a happy face on it, I can't. The very best thing that could happen is that Vick is found innocent and he's only suspended for a few games, but that's still enough to cast a pall over him for the rest of his career. If he's found guilty of the charges he has been indicted for, the damage to his career could well be irreparable.