Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick surrendered early to the U.S. Federal District Court in Richmond on Monday, 2 weeks before his scheduled sentencing relating to a dog fighting conspiracy in Virginia. After Michael Vick turned himself in, he was transported from the U.S. Courthouse in downtown Richmond, Virginia over to Northern Neck Regional Jail in Warsaw. Fox News quoted an order filed in U.S. District Court:
“This matter is before the Court after Defendant Michael Vick has indicated his desire to voluntarily enter custody prior to his sentencing hearing. It appearing appropriate to do so, the U.S. Marshal is ordered to take custody of the Defendant immediately upon his surrender.”
Billy Martin said Monday in a prepared statement:
From the start, Michael Vick has accepted responsibility for his actions and his self-surrender further demonstrates that acceptance,” Martin said. “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.