Michael Vick's Dogfighting House on Auction Block

Starting bid is $590,000

SMITHFIELD, Va. -- The house at the center of the dogfighting ring that led to the downfall of disgraced NFL star Michael Vick is back on the auction block.

A listing on Motleys Auction and Realty Group's Web site says the five-bedroom house in Smithfield is scheduled to be auctioned on Dec. 12, with bids starting at $590,000.  The house includes a two-car attached garage, a full basketball court, detached "outbuildings" and 15 acres of land.

Last December, developer Wilbur Ray Todd Jr. rejected a $747,000 bid for the property, which he had bought for $450,000, along with an additional $50,000 in improvements.

Vick is serving a 23-month sentence for a dogfighting conspiracy. He is expected to plead guilty to state dogfighting charges Tuesday, a necessary step to make him eligible for early release.

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