Quarterback in Court

Michael Vick is used to drawing crowds, but those gathering to see him on July 26, 2007, aren’t his fans.

The quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons will be in a Virginia courtroom the afternoon of July 26, to answer federal charges that he ran a dogfighting ring.

He denies it, but that hasn’t stopped protesters from turning out in force.

Investigators say for six years, Vick and three other men would fight pit bulls to their death or surrender. Losing dogs that survived were sometimes put to death by drowning, hanging, gunshot and even electrocution.

If convicted, Vick could face up to 6 years in prison and $350,000 in fines.