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Michael Vick sentenced to 23 months in prison

RICHMOND, Va. - Michael Vick was sentenced to 23 months in prison Monday for running a "cruel and inhumane" dogfighting ring and lying about it.

December 21, 2007 | By Larry O'Dell The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Vick sentencing to be held Monday

RICHMOND - How much, if any, will Michael Vick's role as financier of a brutal dogfighting ring hurt him? What about his use of drugs while awaiting sentencing?

December 20, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Saints come marching in

ATLANTA - The New Orleans Saints already rallied once this season. They'll have to do it again to get back to the playoffs.

Coming off a devastating loss to division rival Tampa Bay, the Saints find themselves in a most precarious position, probably needing to win their last four games to send their season into January for the second year in a row.

December 20, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Public tours of Vicks former property attracting the curious

SURRY, Va. - Sherry Walker descended the polished hardwood stairs and joined husband Ben in what used to be Michael Vick's den.

"The bathroom - oh my God! - has a fireplace. It's beautiful," the Goochland County woman said, describing what she had seen upstairs during her tour of the 4,600-square-foot white brick house that was headquarters for Vick's dogfighting operation.

December 20, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Bush could be sidelined for Monday night game in Atlanta

The Associated Press

December 19, 2007 | | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons rookie learning on the job

FLOWERY BRANCH - Covering receivers last year in the Southeastern Conference wasn't too hard for Atlanta Falcons rookie cornerback Chris Houston.

December 19, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Redman to start for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons knew it would be tough to find a replacement for Michael Vick.

December 17, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Blanda, Stenerud still inspire Anderson

FLOWERY BRANCH - For all of his accomplishments, Morten Anderson will always think fondly of a car ride he took with George Blanda and Jan Stenerud.

Andersen, the 47-year-old Atlanta kicker who last year became the NFL's career-leading scorer, had been invited to play in a golf tournament Stenerud hosted a few years ago in Bozeman, Mont.

December 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Petrino: No plans to fly the coop

FLOWERY BRANCH - Despite openings at several major college programs, Bobby Petrino intends to return in 2008 for his second year as coach of the Atlanta Falcons.

December 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Vick to face more charges

SUSSEX, Va. - Michael Vick's lead attorney left open the possibility of a plea agreement after the suspended NFL star was scheduled for an April 2 jury trial on state dogfighting charges.

The Atlanta Falcons quarterback pleaded guilty to a federal dogfighting conspiracy charge in August and voluntarily reported to jail last week, even though he will not be formally sentenced until Dec. 10.

December 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Bad week comes to an ugly end

ATLANTA - The week started with a 24-point loss at the Georgia Dome. Then Michael Vick turned himself in to begin serving an expected prison sentence. Finally, there was another loss at home, this one an 18-point blowout.

November 28, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons can't keep pace with Indy

ATLANTA - Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts looked more like themselves Thursday night.

November 27, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Harrington returns to Falcons starting role

FLOWERY BRANCH - Once again, the Atlanta Falcons have named Joey Harrington as their starting quarterback.

November 25, 2007 | | Atlanta Falcons


Colts looking to beat up bruised Falcons

ATLANTA - The Indianapolis Colts don't sound too concerned about their lackluster performances the past two weeks. Maybe they took a look at who's coming up on the schedule.

Peyton Manning and Co. will face the beaten-down, banged-up Atlanta Falcons tonight, which looks like just the sort of opponent to get the defending Super Bowl champions back on track for the stretch run.

November 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Vick begins prison term

RICHMOND, Va. - Michael Vick got a head start on a possible long prison stretch Monday, surrendering three weeks before he was to be sentenced for his involvement in a bloody dogfighting ring.

November 24, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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Articles by Section - Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Smith says job security not a concern

Coach Mike Smith isn't shying away from criticism as the Atlanta Falcons fall apart for the second straight year.

October 27, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons blow 21-0 halftime lead, fall to Lions in London on last-second FG

LONDON - Matthew Stafford engineered the drive and Matt Prater finished it off.

October 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons hopeful to stop losing skid against Lions in London

LONDON - It's a long flight to England, and it'll be an even longer flight back for whichever team loses at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

October 25, 2014 | By Chris Lehourites Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons lose starting center Konz for remainder of season

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have placed center Peter Konz on injured reserve with a left knee injury, dealing their battered offensive line another devastating blow.

October 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


No road remedy for Falcons in 29-7 loss to Ravens

BALTIMORE - With each passing week, the Atlanta Falcons - and their offense in particular - have become progressively worse.

October 19, 2014 | By David Ginsburg Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan, Falcons face tough Baltimore road test

BALTIMORE - Joe Flacco and Matt Ryan, the two best quarterbacks to come out of the 2008 draft, see more of each other on the dinner circuit than on the football field.

October 18, 2014 | By David Ginsburg Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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