From NBC12 News
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A just released report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture details the extent of former NFL quarterback Michael Vick's involvement in dog fighting.
The report says Vick sometimes put a family pet in a ring with pit bulls just for fun.
A confidential informant told the government it happened at least twice, and that they watched as the pit bulls caused major injuries.
The report also says Vick denied taking part in the killing of dogs when he was given a polygraph test by the FBI in October 2007.
When told he'd failed that part of the test, Vick recanted his story and admitted to helping hang six to eight underperforming dogs.
Vick is due to be released from federal prison next summer.
He's been suspended indefinitely by the NFL.