Atlanta Falcons QB Michael Vick was indicted yesterday for Conspiracy and running a dog fighting operation.
Of course Mr. Vick is presumed innocent until proven otherwise. Animal cruelty charges sit right on a par with child abuse as some of the most troubling accusations a client can face. The question we have is what do you think the Falcons organization does here? Do they ignore it and let the legal process play out, or move quickly, suspend Vick with pay so he can concentrate on his legal troubles and make a decision after the case?
This much we do know: if Vick was indicted in Miami and his case was assigned to Judge Huck, the case would be over by the end of August in time for the NFL season.
DOLPHINS CUT CULPEPPER
The Miami Dolphins cut their latest savior QB, Daunte Culpepper, ending an experiment with an aging and injured QB that cost the organization over 5 million dollars.
Being a Dol-Fan these days is beginning to feel like being a Cubs fan. You could be 30 years old, born and raised in Miami, and not have been alive the last times the Dolphins won a Super Bowl. That is a disturbing thought.
BROWARD PD SPEAKS HIS MIND
The Broward Blog quotes Broward PD Help Me Howard Finkelstein on the election of a new chief judge:
Broward Public Defender Howard Finkelstein welcomed the change as a ''watershed'' that he hopes will end what he called Ross' ''secretive and autocratic'' administration.''They ruled through fiat and fear,'' Finkelstein said.
``The tools they used were vicious, rank rumor-mongering designed to destroy the reputations of individuals who differed with them.''
Rumpole says: "They ruled through fiat and fear" and that was with the people they knew and worked with every day. Imagine how they treated the poor misguided Miami attorney that said to him/herself "what they heck? Sure I'll take a case in Broward. How bad could it be?"
See you in Court. I'm the guy with the Cubs hat on.
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