If federal prosecutors had their way, the man who gave them most of the gruesome details about Michael Vick's dogfighting enterprise wouldn't go to prison for killing dogs and helping create "Bad Newz Kennels."

U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson disagreed, saying it wouldn't be right to let Tony Taylor walk after sentencing Vick to 23 months in prison and two other defendants to 18 and 21 months.

"You were as much an abuser of animals as any other defendant in this case," Hudson told Taylor yesterday before sentencing him to 2 months in prison.

Prosecutor Michael Gill had recommended Taylor only serve probation.

Hudson agreed Taylor deserved a break. However, he said the "gross disparity" suggested by Gill was inappropriate for a person who helped develop and run the dogfighting operation and admitted killing two dogs.


* Miami Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga is discussing the sale of his struggling franchise to two real estate developers, the Miami Herald reported. Jorge Perez, of Miami, confirmed that he and business partner Stephen Ross, a New York builder, are talking with Huizenga about the potential deal for the 0-13 Dolphins.

* The players union appealed the seasonlong suspension of Tennessee cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones, calling the punishment excessive.

* Minnesota Vikings safety Dwight Smith was cited for misdemeanor possession of marijuana after his vehicle was stopped for impeding traffic at a downtown Minneapolis intersection Thursday, according to police.

* A San Diego police officer won't face criminal charges for shooting and wounding former Chargers linebacker Steve Foley during a late-night confrontation in September 2006. The San Diego district attorney said Officer Aaron Mansker acted in self-defense.

* Buffalo starting safety George Wilson was placed on injured reserve, ending a week after he broke two ribs.

* Washington signed former Pennridge High and Maryland quarterback Sam Hollenbach to the practice squad. *