Former Atlanta Falcons star Michael Vick has decided to surrender to U.S. Marshals three weeks earlier than originally planned, according to ESPN.
Michael's formal sentencing was scheduled for December 10, but it looks like he's trying to get a jump on the proceedings. Why, do you ask? Word on the street is that the earlier he turns himself in to be sentenced, the earlier he might be released.
"From the beginning, Mr. Vick has accepted responsibility for his actions, and his self-surrender further demonstrates that acceptance. Michael wants to again apologize to everyone who has been hurt in this matter, and he thanks all of the people who have offered him and his family prayers and support during this time," said his attorney Billy Martin in a statement.
In August, Michael pleaded guilty to the scandalous charges of federal dogfighting conspiracy and could be facing some serious jail time. Let's just hope that the judge doesn't decide to be too lenient with this one.
It's a pretty deplorable charge and I'd hate to see Michael get off scott free like Lindsay Lohan and her super skinny pal Nicole Richie. If Michael serves a decent amount of time for his actions, maybe we can finally start taking steps towards real justice in this country.