Michael Vick Opts to Start Prison Sentence Now
Michael Vick doesn't face sentencing for his dog-fighting case until December 10. But he decided to start serving the sentence today.
I'm not getting this. Why would he want to serve three weeks in a county jail instead of a federal prison camp? Why does he want to spend Thanksgiving and Christmas in prison? He would likely have gotten a voluntary surrender to the designated institution on December 10, putting the start of his sentence off until January. I don't think it will have a major impact on the sentencing judge, and he's still facing state felony charges.
Maybe he's feeling like he's just wasting time while waiting and would rather get out sooner, even if just by three weeks.
Or could the reason be financial...to make it harder for him to be personally served with lawsuits?
Financial troubles have further sullied Vick's image: He's being sued for more than $4 million by banks claiming he defaulted on loans and might have to repay nearly $20 million in NFL signing bonus money.
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