NFL veteran Michael Vick found himself trending on Twitter after chatter popped up about his 2007 conviction. The former football player was charged with being involved in a dogfighting operation and was sentenced to prison for the crime, according to The New York Times.
On Monday, Bad Rap, a non-profit animal welfare and rescue group in Oakland, California, announced that the last living dog involved in the dogfighting operation died.
“The incredible ‘Vick dog’ era is over,” the charity said. “We had the great honor and privilege of attending the transition of the sweet, shy Frodo as his family helped him pass over to be with the rest of the dogs from the group.”
“He was the last of 48 brave survivors from that game changing case. Seized and rescued in 2007, we estimate that he would’ve been 15 years old – and THIS is the important part – the last 14 years of his life were spent being pampered like a prince with the Ramirez family and dogs. Sweet Frodo – How we loved him. He was one of the bravest survivors we’ve ever met.”
Twitter, however, came to Vick’s defense after the news triggered unexpected chatter.
Vick pleaded guilty to a state charge of dogfighting, The New York Times reported.