Vick Pleads to Funding Dogfights; NFL Suspends Him

NFL star Michael Vick has pleaded guilty to a dogfighting conspiracy charge, and the NFL suspended him indefinitely Friday.

In his plea agreement, the Atlanta Falcons quarterback says he bankrolled the operation and helped to kill pit-bull terriers that did not perform well. But he insists that he did not bet on any of the fights.

The guilty plea is likely to result in a prison sentence.

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