Redskins' Portis Defends Vick

May 22, 2007

Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis defended Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick for his alleged involvement in a dog fighting ring.

Last month, police raided a home owned by Vick in Surry County and found 70 pitbulls covered in bite marks. They also carried away blood-soaked carpets and equipment used to train fighting dogs.

"I don't know if he was fighting dogs or not, but it's his property and his dogs. If that's what he wants to do, he can do it. What people do behind closed doors, [reporter: but that's a felony, that's a crime] It can't be too bad of a crime," said Portis.

The felony carries up to five years in jail and $2,500 in fines. Vick has since sold the home and has denied any wrongdoing.


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