The case drew widespread publicity to the issues of animal abuse and dog fighting.
In July 2007, Vick and three other men were indicted on federal offense and state felony charges relating to a six-year-long continuing criminal enterprise of an interstate dog fighting ring known as “Bad Newz Kennels,” based upon a local nickname for Newport News, Vick's hometown.Safety Sean Taylor #21 of the Washington Redskins looks on while taking on the Minnesota Vikings during the first Monday Night Football game of the season on September 11, 2006 at Fed Ex Field in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor has died, a day after he was shot in the leg at his home, family friend Richard Sharpstein said. "He was a wonderful, humble, talented young man, and had a huge life in front of him. to tell him the news."His father called and said he was with Christ and he cried and thanked me," said Sharpstein, Taylor's former lawyer.Instead, she insisted that we be trimmed to a state of virtual baldness-except in the front, where we all sported Tom Sawyer–like cowlicks-with a scissors.To keep our hair just so required that we visit Michael’s religiously every two weeks. Gay, a pleasant man with a business-like mustache-until he crossed my mom. So much importance did my mother attach to our appearance (and to our hair in particular), and so completely were we Mr.