22 Jan 2009

PETA says shamed NFL star needs psychopath check

3:42 pm on 22 January 2009

An animal treatment watchdog group wants disgraced American football star Michael Vick to undergo mental tests before he can be allowed to return to the sport.

Vick is serving a prison sentence on conspiracy charges in connection with his financing of a dogfight gambling ring.

After evidence in the case showed he killed dogs in such brutal manners as drowning, beating and electrocution, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent a letter to NFL commissioner saying Vick may be a psychopath and should be assessed before having any chance of a return to the NFL.