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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
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Real Realist !!
Since: May 21, 2008
Posted on: July 24, 2009 10:47 am
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Since: Jul 24, 2009
Posted on: July 24, 2009 10:47 am
 

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

the more popular he is the more effective his speaking out against animal violence will be!



Since: Jul 24, 2009
Posted on: July 24, 2009 10:37 am
 

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

If any team signs this monster, I am going to make it my life's mission to prick their fun balloon, and I will not be alone.  This man tortured animals on purpose, regularly, for fun.  He is a sadist (look it up mentally challenged Vick fans) and has no place in the public arena.



Since: Sep 16, 2008
Posted on: July 24, 2009 10:33 am
 

no no no let's be fair




Since: Jan 7, 2007
Posted on: July 24, 2009 8:55 am
 

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

Playing in the NFL is NOT a privilege...people kill me when they said that!!!!!!!You are paid according to your talent.  Talent is not a privilege.  I feel the athlete leases his talent to perform on the highest level, but he has to keep his brand marketable too. Vick has damaged his image and therefore some team will have to take a chance on him, which they should.

The NFL is a business like any other that finds people with the necessary talent and pays them well in return.  Once that asset can no longer perform at a high level it's replaced.  If you didn't have any talent and still played in the NFL...that would be different.





Since: Jan 7, 2007
Posted on: July 24, 2009 8:44 am
 

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

ok so Vick gets back in the league...that does not mean much....he SHOULD have a second chance, ANYONE that thinks different is simply an idiot!!  but that's really not the question....the question...what team will give him a chance?  Just because you are back in the league doesn't mean a team will pick you up...that's the sad reality of this situation.



Since: Jan 7, 2007
Posted on: July 24, 2009 8:41 am
 

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

stop comparing your job to the NFL...it's not the same, will never be!!Surprised



Since: Nov 9, 2006
Posted on: July 24, 2009 8:28 am
 

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

But if this were your company would you want your CEO to be Michael Vick?  I'm sure your sales would skyrocket.  Every company has the right to not hire the person that will ruin the public opinion, hence the success, of the company. 



Since: Dec 6, 2006
Posted on: July 24, 2009 7:51 am
 

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

In the Military you get worse than suspended for a DUI.  Article 15's Loss of stripes and even a dishonorable discharge can be the punishment for a DUI (on top of what the law gives you).  I think Goodell is doing the right thing in his conduct policy.  Pro Athletes are supposed to be role models and its about time someone made them live up to that.




Since: Jun 11, 2008
Posted on: July 24, 2009 7:38 am
 

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


actually yes, a DUI can affect your employment.  You can have security clearances stripped from a DUI very easily.  
the NFL is a privilege to play in, not a right.   And you obviously don't own your own company, or you would without a doubt take a person's character (what they do on their own time) into consideration if they were leaving the job to spend 2 years in prison.....think about it.  Would never win a lawsuit, save the $, don't waste taxpayer's money in the courts.  I don't think the problem is with the owner/league....it's with these athletes making way too much money and not sure how to handle it.


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