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Report: Michael Vick Offered Plea Deal, Has Until Friday to Take It

Facing federal dogfighting charges, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was offered a plea deal and has until Friday to decide whether or not he will accept it, ESPN reported Monday.

Vick’s attorneys met with federal prosecutor Michael Gill and investigators Monday afternoon and plan to discuss the quarterback’s options with him, sources told ESPN.

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This report comes on the same day that Vick’s co-defendants, Purnell Peace and Quanis Phillips will be in court for their plea agreement hearings on Thursday and Friday. Another co-defendant, Tony Taylor, has agreed to fully cooperate with investigators.

In a July 26 indictment, Vick was accused of being involved in a grisly dogfighting operation called "Bad Newz Kennels" that was run on property he owned in Surry, Va. Vick and each of his co-defendants pleaded not guilty.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.