Eagles Running Back Bryce Brown’s Dogs Returned Following Charges of ‘Mistreating Animals’


Michael Vick didn’t make it easy for professional football athletes to own pit bulls.

In May, 27 dogs were seized in an alleged dogfighting ring and one of the dogs — along with her seven puppies — belonged to Vick’s Eagles teammate, running back Bryce Brownaccording to the Leader-Telegram of Eau Claire, WI.

The dogs, however, were returned to the Philly rusher last week.

Judge Michael Schumacher ordered the eight dogs to be returned to Brown, “but he didn’t take any action concerning the 19 other dogs, mainly pit bulls,” according to the report. The 19 other dogs remain in the custody of the Eau Claire County Humane Association.

Joseph A. Sudbrink, who operates Northland Pits was arrested Friday “on preliminary charges of mistreating animals and operating as a dog breeder without a license, and a criminal investigation is continuing,” according to assistant district attorney Sarra Kiaie. Sudbrink told the newspaper that he thinks the animals were seized because the Eau Claire County Humane Association believed they were fighting dogs.

Check out some tweets and pictures from Brown below.

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