Michael Vick's Dad Charged In Federal Heroin Bust, Remains At Large

The father of the retired NFL player was charged for being involved in a large-scale heroin distribution scheme and money laundering.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

The father of Michael Vick has been charged for being involved in a large-scale heroin distribution scheme. Michael Dwayne Boddie, the father of the retired NFL player, has been charged with dealing heroin and money laundering, according to the NYDailyNews.

The Virginian-Pilot reports that Boddie was one of 12 people named in the federal indictment. Seven of the 12 appeared in court on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Norfolk, Virginia. Boddie, who was listed under the nickname "Vick" in the indictment, remains at large.

The indictment shares that the drug ring ran from 2014 to 2017 and it involved more than 1 kilogram of heroin. The investigation apparently was handled by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security division.

It's unclear whether Michael Vick and his father are close. In a 2007 interview, he was described as estranged from his son. In fact, it was Boddie who told the Washington Post that he tried to stop Vick from dog-fighting. Vick pled guilty to dog-fighting that year.

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