Michael Dwayne Boddie, 55, of Hampton, Virginia, best known as father to former NFL and Virginia Tech quarterback Michael Vick, has been arrested along with a group of 11 for money laundering, and crimes related to heroin distribution.
Michael Vick himself had legal issues after he was caught running a dog fighting ring. While he was able to return to the NFL, he’s no longer playing.
Now, we know where the football star gets it from.
The Daily Mail reports:
While seven of the 12 people listed in the indictment have made appearances at the U.S. District Court in Norfolk, Boddie is still at large, according to The Virginian-Pilot.
The investigation for the case is understood to have been led by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), specifically the Homeland Security Investigations branch.
The alleged conspiracy ran from 2014 to 2017 and involved over a kilogram of heroin, the indictment states.
Throughout his career, Michael Vick, 36, played for the Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers.
He was a star for the Atlanta Falcons from 2001 to 2006 after being selected with the number one pick in the 2001 Draft.
He made three Pro Bowls during that time, led the Falcons to the NFC Championship and was widely considered one of the NFL’s best and most exciting players.
However, all that came to a halt when the then-27-year-old was jailed for 18 months after being found guilty of running a dogfighting ring.
While previously media outlets have reported that Boddie is not in contact with his football playing son, its clear to see this activity runs in the family.
Marcus Vick, another son who also played for Virginia Tech, was arrested last year also on a drug smuggling charge. His case is still pending.