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Why Did Fallen Hero Vick Go To Jail Early?

Publication Date: 
November 20, 2007
Deborah Charles

Professor Robert Weisberg is quoted by Reuters explaining why the football player Michael Vick decided to go to jail early:

Robert Weisberg, director of Stanford University's Criminal Justice Center, agreed and said that the sooner Vick finishes his jail time, the sooner he might be eligible to play football again.

"He'll get back into the game a little sooner and maybe the gesture will impress the teams that will consider taking a chance on him," Weisberg said.


Going to prison early might also establish good behavior that could help Vick get out of prison a little earlier than the official length of his sentence, Weisberg said.