Vick's house used for dogfighting listed for $1.1M

Updated: January 1, 2008, 9:23 AM ET
Associated Press

SURRY, Va. -- The white brick home that housed former NFL star Michael Vick's dogfighting operation has been listed for sale for $1.1 million.

[+] EnlargeMichael Vicks house up for auction
AP Photo/Steve HelberThe owner of Michael Vick's former estate, Wilbur Ray Todd Jr., rejected a final bid of $747,000 -- the assessed value of the property at an auction.

The listing bills the 15-acre country estate in rural southeastern Virginia as "the famous Michael Vick house."

The house failed to sell during an auction in mid-December, disappointing a real estate developer who has about $500,000 tied up in the place. At the time, Wilbur Ray Todd Jr. rejected the only serious bid -- $747,000, the property's assessed value for real estate tax purposes.

Vick is serving a 23-month sentence for a dogfighting conspiracy. The suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback and three co-defendants raised pit bulls and trained them for fighting in the area behind the 4,600-square-foot house. Several dogs that did not perform well in test fights were executed.

The 1915 Moonlight Road property has five bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, two fireplaces, cathedral ceilings, walk-in closets and an attached, two-car garage, according to the listing, which also notes that horses are allowed.

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