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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mike Vick speas during a news conference, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. Vick is lobbing Pennsylvania legislators on a bill that would help protect pets left in hot cars. Vick was a star quarterback for the NFL's Atlanta Falcons when he pleaded guilty in 2007 to being part of a dogfighting ring and ended up serving 21 months in prison. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Michael Vick's father is charged with federal crimes including heroin distribution


Michael Dwayne Boddie, the father of former Virginia Tech and NFL quarterback Michael Vick has been charged with federal crimes, including heroin distribution and money laundering, according to The Virginian-Pilot. The 55-year-old was among 12 people listed in a federal indictment released on Wednesday. 

The investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security division, prosecutors say.

Michael Boddie's federal indictment

The incitement surfaced roughly four months after his son, Michael Vick, announced his retirement from the NFL. The former NFL quarterback had his own trouble with the law after running a dogfighting ring. He was released from Kansas prison after serving 18 months.

Details of Boddie's alleged involvement are not immediately clear.

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