File this one under the “Uh Oh” category. Nearly four years after the Philadelphia Eagles signed Michael Vick as he was coming out of jail on dog fighting charges, promising young running back Bryce Brown had his dogs seized in a dog fighting investigation in Wisconsin.
According to a report from the Leader-Telegram, 27 dogs were seized in a potential dog fighting operation, and one of the pit bulls involved belonged to Brown.
The dog, Ellis, was returned to Brown along with her seven puppies this weekend. The other dogs remain held at the humane society, which indicates Brown has no involvement in any potential dog fighting crimes.
In the report, Bekah Weitz, the humane officer for the Eau Claire County Humane Association, said that they were concerned the dogs were being trained for fighting. Seven of the dogs that were seized had scarring, though there is no report on whether Brown’s pit bull was one of the dogs that showed those signs.
By all accounts, Brown was sending his dog to Wisconsin for breeding. Whether or not he knew of any wrongdoing or potential dog fighting operation is not yet clear, but it looks like he was not involved in any way, shape or form.
We will continue to update you with more information as it becomes available.