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If you’re in the market for an abused, malnourished, possibly rabid pit bull there’s an NFL player who has some to give away as part of a plea bargain in an animal cruelty case… no, not him - another NFL player.
Middle Linebacker Antonio Pierce has pleaded guilty to animal neglect after it was discovered that he had several malnourished pit bulls running loose on his property. One of the dogs had developed a respiratory infection, and authorities say that none of the dogs had been given the required rabies shots.
As part of the plea bargain in the case, Pierce and his girlfriend Jocelyn Maldonado have agreed to pay $1300 in fines each, and the dogs were to be given away.