Monday, July 27, 2009

INTERCEPTED: NFL Reinstates Michael Vick "Conditionally"

Monday, July 27, 2009
According to & The Washington Post:

The NFL has reinstated quarterback Michael Vick on a conditional basis, the league has announced.Vick is permitted to sign with a team and participate in training camp, according to the league.

He is eligible to play in his team's final two preseason games and will be considered for full reinstatement by Week 6 of the regular season, according to the announcement.According to the NFL, former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy has agreed to work with Vick as an advisor.The announcement comes a week after Vick was released from federal custody. The quarterback has missed the last two NFL seasons while serving his federal sentence for his role in a dogfighting operation in Virginia.He had been on indefinite suspension by the NFL.NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made the decision after meeting with Vick on Wednesday at a security firm in New Jersey.

Vick, 29, is a free agent after being released by the Atlanta Falcons during the offseason.It's not clear which NFL teams, if any, are interested in signing him."This step-by-step approach is not meant to be a further punishment and should not be viewed as such," Goodell wrote in a letter to Vick, according to the NFL's announcement. "Instead, it is intended to maximize the prospect that you can successfully resume your career and your life. I believe that a transitional approach with a strong network of support will give you the best opportunity to manage effectively the various issues and pressures that you will inevitably face in the coming weeks and months and earn your full reinstatement."

The NFL just got a lot more interesting in my opinion...I want the Michael Vick Experience BACK! Throwback for true football fans ;)


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