Jamie Foxx defended NFL Star Michael Vick over the disturbing dog fighting charges, claiming it is a racial/cultural “thing.”
Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson interviewed Foxx and asked him his opinion of the Michael Vick’s dog fighting charges.
“Is he really going to jail?” Jamie asked Shaun about Michael Vick.
“Yes, he’s going to plea bargain,” Shaun said.
According to Foxx, people should not be so quick to judge the NFL star.
“It’s a cultural thing, I think,” Jamie said. “Most brothers didn’t know that, you know. I used to see dogs fighting in the neighborhood all the time. I didn’t know that was Fed time. So, Mike probably just didn’t read his handbook on what not to do as a black star.”
“I know that cruelty to animals is bad, but sometimes people shoot people and kill people and don’t get time,” Jamie continued. “I think in this situation, he really didn’t know the extent of it, so I always give him the benefit of the doubt.”
On Monday, Vick said through his attorney Billy Martin that he will plead guilty to a federal charge of conspiracy to travel in interstate commerce in aid of unlawful activities and conspiracy to sponsor a dog in an animal fighting venture.
Vick is scheduled to appear next Monday in U.S. District Court in Richmond, Virginia. According to reports, the recommended sentencing range will be from 12 to 18 months in prison.Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.