August 21, 2007
The Atlanta Humane Society says that about a dozen red Michael Vick jerseys have been sent to the shelter by disgusted fans, some with monetary donations.
The shelter says that it is using the jerseys the same way it uses any towels or fabric contributions. They are being used as bedding for dog cages, and to clean up animal messes.
Vick's lawyer announced yesterday that Vick plans to plead guilty next week to federal dogfighting charges. The charges include claims that he backed a dogfighting operation, gambled thousands of dollars on bloody fights and took part in killing dogs that either lost fights or didn't show enough aggressive spirit to be quality fighters.
Atlanta Humane Society spokeswoman P.J. Smith said staffers were surprised when former Vick fans started mailing in the jerseys, but also gratified to see that people who were fans of the quarterback reacted so strongly to the allegations against him.