Vick may return after 4-game suspension, ESPN reports

Thursday, July 23, 2009 9:50 PM
Last updated 10:05 PM
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RICHMOND, Va. — Michael Vick might soon discover just who's interested in giving him a second chance.

ESPN reported on its Web site tonight that an anonymous source said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had decided on a conditional reinstatement that would allow Vick to attend training camp if he signs with a team and that he also could be suspended for the first four games of the 2009 season.

The commissioner suspended Vick indefinitely in August 2007 after the former Atlanta Falcons quarterback admitted bankrolling the "Bad Newz Kennels" dogfighting operation. He has said Vick must show remorse and signs that he has changed before he would consider reinstating him.

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mommie2
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mommie2 07/23/09 - 10:03 pm
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People get less punishment

People get less punishment for vehicular homicide.

Happy Camper 455
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Happy Camper 455 07/23/09 - 10:18 pm
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He NEEDS to be able to

He NEEDS to be able to return. I think it absurd he spent ANY time in jail over that crap.

notsurprised
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notsurprised 07/23/09 - 10:29 pm
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Although it is true that what

Although it is true that what he did was definitely not the brightest decision for someone with so much to lose, he still deserves the right to play again the league. Let's face it, compared to many former NFL players who consistently failed drug tests, broke the law and made bad decisions his situation really doesn't compare. It seems that a portion of the public is trying to make an example out of this man. Enough already. He served his time. Must I begin naming former players who were habitual violaters of the law and NFL guidelines and were repeatedly reinstated?

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tybee93 07/23/09 - 11:25 pm
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i think they need to hang him

i think they need to hang him from a tree and torture him just like he did those dogs.i do not think he needs to go back into nfl, he does not deserve it. he had his chance and blew it. i think he needs to stay in jail also but go figure, i guess he got out on good behavior. i cant stand to hear his name much less look at his ugly @#$$ face....

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notsurprised 07/23/09 - 11:40 pm
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Tybee, the debate here is not

Tybee, the debate here is not whether what he did was a horrific act of torture on a helpless animal but whether what he did should keep him from returning to the NFL. Whether we like it or not the NFL has guidelines and protocal in place to make decisions on things such as this. If you look back over the history of the league you will find that many players were habitual violaters of the law and NFL policy and were reinstated. Why is Mike Vick any different? The answer is, he is not. I am not at all condoning his actions. But, again, the question is whether he should be reinstated, not whether what he did was horrific. He went to jail and did his time.

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whatsupwiththat 07/24/09 - 12:21 am
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He had more chances than many

He had more chances than many more deserving than he. Let him find a real job.

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