Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 8:39 a.m.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is a felon. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges related to his sponsorship of a large dog-fighting ring -- he admitted in 2007 to setting up the ring, stocking the kennel with trained pit bulls, traveling to other states for dog fights, and "destroying or otherwise disposing of dogs
not selected to stay with the ongoing animal fighting venture." He went to prison. He declared bankruptcy.
And it looks like he still had an easier time booking a South Florida wedding venue than new Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Ochocinco.
Ochocinco was rejected from the St. Regis, the Ritz, and the Breakers, according to TMZ, because "they didn't want to deal with any fighting
or risk having their hotels portrayed in a negative light on camera" in Ochocinco's reality show.
Ochocinco finally found somewhere
to get married, though the reported invitation that was leaked hides where it is. Maybe Vick had similar problems -- or maybe Ochocinco and a TV camera are harder to deal with than a convicted criminal and 300 of his friends.