Vick In Court Posted: Thu 4:04 PM, Jul 26, 2007 RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Michael Vick pleaded not guilty Thursday tofederal dogfighting charges and was released without bond until aNov. 26 trial. The Atlanta Falcons quarterback and three others entered theirpleas in U.S. District Court to conspiracy charges involvingcompetitive dogfighting, procuring and training pit bulls forfighting, and conducting the enterprise across state lines. Federalprosecutors say the operation - known as Bad Newz Kennels - was runon Vick's property in Surry County. Among the conditions set for all the defendants is that theysurrender their passports, that they not travel outside theirimmediate area without court approval, and that they do not sell orpossess any dog. In addition, Vick was ordered to surrender anyanimal breeder or kennel license. Vick arrived at the courthouse at 3 p.m. in a black sportutility vehicle and was booed by a crowd of hundreds as he emerged.Wearing a dark suit and blue shirt, the quarterback looked straightahead as he walked up the ramp to the courthouse. He did notrespond to reporters. The allegations detailed in a graphic, 18-page indictmentsparked protests by animal rights groups at the headquarters of theNFL and the Falcons. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has barred Vickfrom training camp while the league investigates. Falcons owner Arthur Blank said the team wanted to suspend Vickfor four games, the maximum penalty a team can assess a player, butthe NFL asked him to wait. Instead, Blank has told the player toconcentrate on his legal problems, not football. Thursday, the Falcons opened their first camp under coach BobbyPetrino. The case began April 25 when investigators conducting a drugsearch at the home found 66 dogs, including 55 pit bulls, andequipment typically used in dogfighting. They included a "rapestand" that holds aggressive dogs in place for mating and a"breakstick" used to pry open a dog's mouth. Vick contended he knew nothing about a dogfighting operation atthe home, where one of his cousins lived, and said he rarelyvisited. He has since declined comment, citing his lawyer's advice. Attorney Lawrence Woodward, who has also represented AllenIverson and Vick's younger brother, Marcus, has not returnedseveral phone messages. Charged along with Vick are Purnell A. Peace, 35, of VirginiaBeach; Quanis L. Phillips, 28, of Atlanta; and Tony Taylor, 34, ofHampton. They all face up to six years in prison, $350,000 in finesand restitution if convicted. Animal rights organizations have seized on the case as anopportunity to raise awareness of the largely underground andalways gruesome world of dogfighting, where two dogs are trained tofight to the death - sometimes for hours - until the end. Early Thursday, activists, supporters of the athlete and themedia gathered outside the federal courthouse. Some members ofPeople for the Ethical Treatment of Animals dressed in dog costumesand carried signs, including one with the image of a battered pitbull and the words "Dogfighting Victim." Some people broughttheir dogs. According to the indictment filed July 17, dogs not killed inthe fighting pit were often shot, hanged, drowned or, in one case,slammed to the ground. The document says Vick was consulted beforeone losing dog was wet down and electrocuted. It alleges that the dogfighting operation began in 2001, notlong after Vick parlayed a dazzling two-year run as the quarterbackat Virginia Tech into being the first overall selection in the NFLdraft. His first contract was for $62 million. In 2004, he signed a10-year, $130 million deal, then the richest in league history. The indictment says the fights offered purses as high as$26,000, and that Vick once paid $23,000 to the owner of two pitbulls that had beaten Bad Newz Kennels dogs. That owner is one offour cooperating witnesses cited in the document. --- Associated Press Writers Dionne Walker, Larry O'Dell and MichaelFelberbaum contributed to this report. (Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) Caliapri says Brad wants to coach, what about play?