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.
Posted on: February 26, 2009 3:19 pm
This is an official notice from the government.
Please, run for your lives.
Mike Vick is getting out of jail soon.
To avoid getting electrocuted, dragged into a fight, put into a soup, or asked to participate in an MMA bout, provide yourselves a 3,000 mile radius around Vick's home.
If you see Vick, you have the government's permission to bite him. If that option is unavailable, feel free to pee on his leg.
Thank you and God bless all four-legged little pooches.