Michael Vick and Dogfighting

Ron Mexico may be in trouble once again:

RICHMOND, Va. — People have told investigators that Michael Vick was involved in a dogfighting operation at a house he owns in Surry County, the sheriff said Wednesday, and Vick will be charged if investigators can find evidence backing those claims.

Sheriff Harold D. Brown, who is leading the investigation, said he hopes members of a task force that have been gathering evidence in the case can meet by sometime next week to see how credible the evidence is and how best to proceed. At least one of those informants wrote from a prison in South Carolina.

“People are saying that he was there, Michael Vick was at the residence, and that he was involved,” Brown said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. “I don’t want to get into details of the case right now, but that’s what we’re looking at. If he was there, then we’re going to charge him, also.”

Brown said the task force involves five or six people, including a representative of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Virginia State Police.

Vick, a registered dog breeder, has refused to comment directly about the case, saying his attorney “has advised me not to talk about the situation right now.” Vick has claimed since the investigation started that he rarely visits the home, and he has blamed family members and others for taking advantage of his generosity.