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Will Mike Vick be back? It seems likely, but...

Posted on: July 23, 2009 10:52 pm
Edited on: July 23, 2009 10:53 pm
 
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is leaning towards reinstating Michael Vick, two league sources told CBSSports.com, though no final decision has been made and Vick's future in professional football is far from certain.

Two league sources stressed that Goodell hasn't officially decided on whether to allow Vick back into football, contradicting an ESPN report that Goodell has decided to conditionally reinstate Vick and suspend him four games.

But those sources also said that signs seem to be pointing to Vick returning. Again, the situation remains extremely fluid, the sources said, and they stressed that Goodell is still weighing several factors that could change his mind.

The action Goodell is considering, the sources said, is similar to what CBSSports.com's Pete Prisco wrote earlier this week. Goodell might allow Vick to sign with a club as soon as next week but not actually reinstate him until a much later date and not announce that date until a later point in time.

Thus even if teams wanted to sign Vick -- and there's no indication that's the case -- few would risk adding him to their training camp roster this season without knowing when he'd be reinstated.

If the scenario that the sources are outlining is accurate it could be months before Vick ever sees a down in the NFL (and again that's if a team even wants to sign him).

"If I was Michael Vick," a source said, "I'd be thinking more about 2010."

One person helping Vick greatly is Tony Dungy, the former Indianapolis Colts coach, one of the all-time classy coaches in football history. Dungy has publicly recommended that Vick be allowed to return and Goodell has strongly considered Dungy's words, sources said.

The sources also confirmed published reports that Vick and Goodell met in New Jersey on Wednesday.


Category: NFL
Tags: Michael Vick
 
Comments

Since: Sep 4, 2007
Posted on: July 24, 2009 11:11 am
 

Will Mike Vick be back? It seems likely, but...

how can you think ray lewis is sorry for what he done. he killed a guy with the intention of killing him...it wasnt an accident or anything he thought it through.



Since: Jan 10, 2008
Posted on: July 24, 2009 11:10 am
 

Will Mike Vick be back? It seems likely, but...

Mike Vick should be allowed to play football this year.  He paid his dews for a dumb mistake he made, h0weve, other players have done worst things than Vick and is playing in the NFL.  The NFL will be doing Mike Vick wrong if they do not allow him to make a living by playing football this year...  The bottom line, he has paid his dews and lost enough $$$$.




Since: Jul 24, 2009
Posted on: July 24, 2009 11:09 am
 

Will Mike Vick be back? It seems likely, but...

I am merely pointing out the difference between someone who has a momentary lapse of good judgement vs. someone who practices cruelty for entertainment on a long-term basis.  Both are tragic, but one is deliberate.




Since: Sep 4, 2007
Posted on: July 24, 2009 11:06 am
 

Will Mike Vick be back? It seems likely, but...

killing a person is totally different then killing a dog! are you dumb you cant throw parties when you kill a person or place bets on killing people youll get caught a whole lot easier you cant compare the two like that.....wow i cant believe your stickin up for people who killed other people.



Since: Jul 24, 2009
Posted on: July 24, 2009 10:59 am
 

Will Mike Vick be back? It seems likely, but...

Please remember that Dante Stallworth and Ray Lewis did not continue to perpetuate their crimes over and over and over, for entertainment.  I don't recall ever hearing that Ray Lewis held parties where killings occurred and bets were placed on the outcome.  I believe he and others like him are genuinely sorry for the outcomes of their incidents.  Michael Vick said "hey, that was fun, let's do it again."



Since: Sep 4, 2007
Posted on: July 24, 2009 10:56 am
 

Will Mike Vick be back? It seems likely, but...

heartbrady,

are you a ray lewis fan...he killed a person while he was in the crips...or maybe it was the bloods idk but he was in one of those gangs and he didnt do any time in jail or suspension from the league...Donte Stallworth killed a man are you going to "prick at his fun balloon"?... I hate people that want to torture this guy. He did do something terrible, i have a dog and I was disgusted when i saw this, but he did the time in jail he paid his dues and now he should be allowed to come back.



Since: Jul 24, 2009
Posted on: July 24, 2009 10:53 am
 

Will Mike Vick be back? It seems likely, but...

He has already shown that he is a liar who will say anything to get himself out of trouble.  As the article said, he told the Commissioner directly that he was not involved in dog-fighting. 



Since: Jun 22, 2009
Posted on: July 24, 2009 10:52 am
 

Will Mike Vick be back? It seems likely, but...

//Playing in the nfl is a priviledge.  Would you employ a rapist or murderer in your business? //


Ben Roethlisberger/ Ray Lewis, I'm out!!



Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: July 24, 2009 10:50 am
 

Will Mike Vick be back? It seems likely, but...

Mitch,i wanted to give you a 6 star rating but, 5 stars will have to suffice....excellent post




Since: Sep 4, 2007
Posted on: July 24, 2009 10:48 am
 

Will Mike Vick be back? It seems likely, but...

Mike Vick should be allowed back with no suspension. He's done his time in prison and really he's like the only star i've seen do the full amount of time in prison. I think if he gets suspended then Donte Stallworth should have a way stronger suspension maybe three seasons for killing a person.


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