March 11, 2009
Vick must pay own way to court hearing
A bankruptcy judge in Virginia ruled Wednesday that imprisoned Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Vick must pay his own way to a hearing.
Vick is scheduled to be released May 21 from a federal prison in Kansas and would then be under house arrest in Hampton, Va., until July 20, the official end of his sentence, The Virginian-Pilot reported.
Federal prosecutors, the Bureau of Prisons and the U.S. Marshals Service objected, because of the cost of transporting a prisoner and security issues.
Vick admitted running a dog-fighting operation at his home in Virginia. The NFL suspended him immediately after his 2007 guilty plea, but he hopes to restart his football career after his release.