May 20, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Bryce Brown (34) during organized team activities at the NovaCare Complex. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Bryce Brown Explains Why Dog Was Seized in Dog Fighting Investigation


News surfaced on Saturday that a pit bull belonging to Philadelphia Eagles running back Bryce Brown was one of 27 dogs seized in a potential dog fighting operation. Brown’s dog was returned to him over the weekend and there was never any question that he was involved in a dog fighting ring in any way, shape or form, but the investigation continued in to a Wisconsin kennel that was breeding the pit bulls.

Today, Brown took to Twitter to release a brief statement and explanation about what led to his dog being seized.

According to Brown’s side of the story, Northland Pits was the victim in all of this and there was no dog fighting operation in place or any wrongdoing.

Brown wrote on his Twitter account:

My dog was returned to me quickly because it was obvious that she is not and never has been involved with dog fighting. Northland Pits is a respectable breeder which has unfortunately been the target of anti-breeding groups and “animal rights,” activists who know nothing about what he is doing there, and assume it is related to dog fighting due to the breed of the dogs. He is a victim in this case, just as I am. He takes great care of his dogs and Eilis wouldn’t have been breeding there otherwise.

It is nice to hear some clarification from Brown, though there was never any belief that he was involved.

While this isn’t the end of the investigation, the Eagles have to be happy that their running back wasn’t involved in any illegal activity that may have led to more protests from animal rights activists that they are already too familiar with.

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