A recent tweet has led many of Michael Vick’s followers to believe the convicted animal abuser has gotten a dog.
Either that, or he’s got some terrible taste in snack food.
On Oct. 4, the quarterback and convicted dog abuser tweeted a photo of himself and his daughter titled, “We workin.” Eagle-eyed fans noted what appears to be a box of Milk-Bone dog treats sitting on the kitchen table.
The photo was quickly deleted and replaced with a similar photo that frames the biscuit box out of the picture. But followers weren’t fooled.
“Anyone else curious when @mikevick is going to explain the Milk-Bones on his kitchen table,” @jeromie tweeted.
Vick pleaded guilty and was incarcerated for 19 months for running an illegal dogfighting ring. He was personally involved in killing at least six animals—dogs that were drowned, electrocuted, and beaten to death. Vick has said he’s always wanted to own another dog.
"I think just to have a pet in my household and to show people that I genuinely care, and my love and my passion for animals; I think it would be outstanding," Vick told NBC News in 2010. "If I ever have the opportunity again I will never take it for granted.
The terms of Vick’s probation stated that the athlete could not own a dog for a three-year period. That period expired in July.
Photo via @mikevick/Twitter