The judge who sentenced Michael Vick to 23 months in federal prison in 2007 says he’s proud to see what Vick has accomplished in 2010.
“He’s an example of how the system can work,” U.S. District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson told the Washington Post.
At the time of the sentencing, Hudson had harsh words for Vick, who pleaded guilty to running a dog fighting ring. Hudson told Vick, “I think you need to apologize once again to the millions of people who look up to you,” and added, “While you have acknowledged guilt and apologized, I’m convinced it was not a momentary lapse of judgment on your part.”
But now that Vick has served his time, Hudson says he’s glad to see Vick doing well on the field this year with the Eagles.
“He’s having a terrific season,” Hudson said. “I’m very happy for him. I wish him the best of success.”