Friday, August 24, 2007
Does Bristol implode? Who knows, but we're about to find out. In an awesome catch this morning by MDS over at Fanhouse, we've learned that an analyst doesn't believe last night's Breaking News on Mike Vick.
ESPN's legal anyalist Roger Cossack was on
ESPN Hollywood Cold Pizza First Take this morning disputing the ESPN Breaking News item that Vick won't have to admit to killing dogs and gambling. Via MDS and Fanhouse....
Last night ESPN reported that although Falcons quarterback Michael Vick intends to plead guilty to federal conspiracy charges on Monday, he will not admit to killing dogs or gambling, the two crimes that would be likely to significantly damage his ability to return to the NFL some day.I was pretty much done with the whole Vick thing, but now I'm back in. This wouldn't be the first time ESPN has pulled this. Heck earlier in this whole ordeal Chris Mortensen botched about 4 reports on Vick.
But on ESPN First Take this morning, ESPN legal analyst Roger Cossack said of the report, "It's hard for me to believe." Cossack explained that if the federal prosecutors allow Vick to enter a plea in which he does not take responsibility for killing dogs or gambling, the prosecutors are essentially saying that it's OK with them for Vick and his co-defendants to make mutually exclusive claims in their "confessions."
I'm also with Cossack on this one. If this is actually the case, people should (and probably will be) in an uproar.
ESPN Legal Analyst Casts Doubt on ESPN Report on Michael Vick Guilty Plea (Fanhouse)