Well, well. Surprise, surprise.
As everyone in blogfrica is aware, the feds hit Michael Vick with an indictment.
A week or so ago, it was interpreted (read: leaked) that Vick would not be getting indicted. That just those 3 (or was it 4?) individuals named in the initial indictment would be the ones charged.
Now, this turn of events.
We need to provide proper perspective, because all you are going to get in the media is "Vick is a terrible person and deserves this".
The feds conducted an initial investigation of the property. At the time, it was reported that they found enough evidence to determine that a dog fighting operation had been carried out on the land. No charges followed.
Imagine, you are one of the individuals that lived on the property. Pretty nerve wrecking situation, right? They claimed they have all the evidence they needed, but no charges came. Has to have you wondering about your future.
Then, they come a second time. This time, indictments. And, it is leaked to the media that an indictment of Vick probably won't follow.
If you are one of those indicted in this high profile case, you gotta be pretty worried about your future, don't you? You'd be primed for an offer out of this, or at least a chance to lessen the possible sentence.
Would it be far fetched to speculate that we are going to see these individuals turn against Vick in court?
The feds want Vick, badly. Very badly.
Up until now, they didn't seem to have the confidence to indict him.
No earth shattering new evidence has been introduced. All that has changed is that those originally indicted have had a lot of time to organize and possibly rethink the situation. And to have their lawyers talk to the feds about what the future holds.
This doesn't bode well for Vick.
It seems that the necessary ammunition for a conviction that the feds could not find in their investigation is going to be "located". Introduced by coercing the originally indicted group to stand against Vick. Possibly in return for mitigated punishment.
Vick in hot water.
Donovan McNabb, be careful out there.