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Michael Vick's Lawyers 'Incredulous' After Positive Marijuana Test

Jim Finnel

Fallen Cannabis Warrior & Ex News Moderator
Has the legal team for suspended Falcons quarterback Michael Vick gotten sick and tired of dealing with him? That's the impression given by Len Pasquarelli of ESPN.com (In$ider), who keeps in close contact with the Vick camp and indicates Vick's lawyers aren't feeling very good about their job right now:

Even some members of Michael Vick's high-profile defense team were incredulous at the news this week that the banished Atlanta Falcons quarterback tested positive for marijuana earlier this month in a pre-trial drug screening. There were actually a few members of the Vick counsel camp who felt confident that U.S. District Court Judge Henry Hudson in Richmond, Va., was leaning toward a sentence on the light side of the 12- to 18-month term that was recommended by federal guidelines. In fact, one prominent member of the defense team suggested to ESPN.com the sentence might be more in the 6- to 10-month range.

That optimism went up in smoke this week. Not only does Hudson figure to come down harder on Vick with the revelation of the positive test, but the quarterback is in even deeper trouble now with the league and commissioner Roger Goodell.

Vick will almost certainly still be in federal prison at the start of the 2008 season, and there's a fair chance he'll still be in federal prison at the start of the 2009 season. He also might have to do time in state prison. And whenever he gets out of prison, he'll probably still have to serve an additional -- and lengthy -- NFL suspension for violating the league's personal-conduct policy by running a dog fighting ring. And then he might face an additional suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. And then if he's eventually reinstated, he'd have to convince an NFL team that signing him is worth the PETA protests.

I don't think Vick is ever going to play in the NFL again.

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