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Vick could meet with Goodell by week's end

Michael Vick may have a timeline for his potential return to the league after all.

According to Chris Mortensen and Sal Paolantonio, a meeting between Commissioner Roger Goodell and Michael Vick could take place by Thursday or Friday.

The good news for Vick doesn’t end there: Vick is reportedly likely to get a conditional reinstatement to the NFL by next week. 

Under this scenario, the ESPN scribes say that Goodell would reserve the right to further extend Vick’s suspension, but allow him to attend training camp if he signs with a team.

A conclusive decision on Vick’s status is expected by September 1.

If Vick is dealt with so quickly, the odds on him joining a UFL would seemingly go down. 

Of course, Vick will still have to find a suitor.  (Although I’m not sure the rest of the NFL shares our fearless leader’s enthusiasm for Vick’s abilities.  The record-setting number of commenters certainly don’t.)

The one variable in Vick’s conditional reinstatement will be how the meeting with Goodell actually goes. 

Barring that, it sounds like Vick will be free to play again before most teams start practicing in full pads.

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22 Responses to “Vick could meet with Goodell by week's end”
  1. Facts Domino says: Jul 21, 2009 9:23 PM

    If goodell lets him back in he deserves to be fired..

  2. HRVA DBAG says: Jul 21, 2009 9:27 PM

    Time served, it’s over, please let him play.

  3. BirdWeisErrr says: Jul 21, 2009 9:36 PM

    Illegal gambling must not be that big of a deal in the NFL. Tim Donaghy for Commissioner!
    Wait, this is the NFL. Of course it’s a big deal.
    According to Mortensen and his “inside sources”, Vick was never gonna be charged with any crimes anyway. Now we’re supposed to listen to Mort after Vick has been released from prison?
    Vick may very well be allowed back in the NFL but I doubt it’s gonna be this year and I believe Goodell will stress the illegal gambling issue when it’s time.

  4. Fighting Illini says: Jul 21, 2009 9:38 PM

    Vick served his time. He should be reinstated. I don’t know who will sign him (if anyone).
    Goodell’s mind should already be made up. There is nothing new out there regardless of how the meeting goes.

  5. RexRyan'sStressedLapband says: Jul 21, 2009 9:48 PM

    I’m not buying this one yet. Too quick to come out. Why would Rog keep saying there is no time line if he has a time line…and then make it known he has a time line 2 days later? That would undoubtedly make him look like a total dumbass (that’s for another thread), and he’s got to be smarter than that (and yet another thread).
    I’m going to need more than ESPN to make me believe this one.

  6. kazkal says: Jul 21, 2009 9:53 PM

    Let the guy play well I love animals he served his time and payed a hefty price,

  7. Cowboysfan70 says: Jul 21, 2009 9:58 PM

    I agree. He has paid his debt, let him play.

  8. penguininbondage says: Jul 21, 2009 10:09 PM

    This will be a bigger disgrace than the steroids in baseball. I at least know 100 percent that he will not be on my team and I hope I get to see him crippled.

  9. houskat says: Jul 21, 2009 10:48 PM

    Vicky was envolved with beating,choking,shocking,drowning many dogs to their death.He lied to his team,his teams owner,coaches,fans.
    Hell,did’nt he steal his employees pension plan?
    WTH,give’em another chance……NOT!!!!

  10. FumbleNuts says: Jul 21, 2009 11:55 PM

    A meeting between Commissioner Roger Goodell and Michael Vick could take place by Thursday or Friday.
    Good, let’s get this over with and move on please!
    Maybe Vick will play for San Francisco, they need a QB.

  11. doe22us says: Jul 22, 2009 12:12 AM

    Forget you Vick haters, the manhas done his time move on or move out. Better yet have a cookie.

  12. bbq says: Jul 22, 2009 3:26 AM

    penguinbondage said:
    “I hope I get to see him crippled.”
    Really? Why? Why would you wish that fate on any human being? That makes you as bad as Michael Vick.
    The man served his prison sentence (which was a pretty harsh sentence, by the way) and he was subsequently sued and otherwise taken advantage of by countless assholes.
    I don’t agree with what Vick did, and he got what he deserved in terms of punishment by the legal system, but I hope with every fiber of my being that he is reinstated to the NFL.
    He is a once-in-a-lifetime athlete and would make the ultimate wildcat quarterback in today’s NFL.
    If Roger Goodell does not reinstate Mike Vick, he is not only unfair (he did his time!) but stupid — fans love watching Vick, and he will generate revenue and hype.

  13. jts28 says: Jul 22, 2009 3:45 AM

    Would everyone be so appalled if he had participated in rat fighting?

  14. This is not news says: Jul 22, 2009 4:23 AM

    He served his time and paid his debt. Let the man work and give him a chance to put his life back together.

  15. semiu says: Jul 22, 2009 4:54 AM

    The NFL has conditioned Americans to believe that that everyone deserves 9th and 10th chance. In the “real world” if any average felon would be lucky enough to get a job in a warehouse or McDonald’s, no matter what kind of talent one may have. But let’s face it, I finally understand what the NFL truly stands for…
    No Felon Left behind.

  16. coopcampbell says: Jul 22, 2009 6:58 AM

    Does everyone forget that we have Leonard Little who killed a HUMAN BEING who has been playing in the league. We will also have Daunte Stallworth back in the league after a year another one who killed a human being. I love animals too…….he served his time.

  17. TNCM333 says: Jul 22, 2009 7:20 AM

    I hate Vick. I also hate Vick supporters. Esp. the ones that love animals but feel he served his time.
    Screw that! He didn’t serve day 1 for what he did to those dogs. In fact I think they rewarded him for pleading guilty (like guilt was ever in question) to the state dog killing charges and didn’t have one day added to his federal gambling charges.
    And as far as I’m concerned he hasn’t even been punished by the NFL yet. Telling someone they can’t play while they go to trial and eventually plead out and go to jail shouldn’t count as time served.
    I will be extremely disappointed if Vick doesn’t AT LEAST sit this year.
    Oh, it’s just dogs….he served his time…it’s not like he killed a person….so what, Pete Rose didn’t hurt a living thing and he got a life time ban from his sport.
    Vick gambled on an illegal enterprise AND is a sick sociopath POS.
    People that make mistakes by all means deserve a 2nd chance. Punk thugs who mutilate and kill dogs as a hobby do not.

  18. alewatcher says: Jul 22, 2009 7:25 AM

    Illegal gambling and professional sports don’t mix. Ever. Vick should be banned for life. Forget the dog fighting and killing of dogs. The gambling is the issue here.
    Vick is millions in debt. There is no position in football that has as big of an impact on the outcome of a game than QB. All he has to do is swing the spread. No way should he be allowed to ever play again.

  19. JimmySmith says: Jul 22, 2009 7:33 AM

    I saw a segment on Mike & Mike and the basic point was this, how many people can ask themselves this simple question,
    “If you were convicted of the same crime as Mike Vick, would your present employer offer you your job back?”
    So he has served his time and he is free to get a job but don’t confuse that with the NFL being obligated to re-instate the guy. The fact that he was involved in a gambling operation (previously, the NFL handed out one year suspensions for that), dog killing (no precedent on that one, Thank God) and he lied to Goodell should all play into whether he ever plays in the NFL again.

  20. empty13 says: Jul 22, 2009 9:07 AM

    correct, he hasnt been specifically punished for dogfighting – poindexter the crooked black politician (redundant, i know) saw to that.
    gambling. embezzlement. lying. drugs. all this is also okay with his adoring fans!
    it’s a black thing – mere mortals of other hues need not understand.
    his 2nd chance is simply being out of the can. that does not automatically involve automatic reentry to the nfl.
    anyone who doesnt think vick is a lying jackass didnt watch him take playoff-bound teams in 05/06 and go 2-6 down the stretch and miss the playoffs.
    whether he is trying to do it or not, vick looks like a modern day hal chase. former atlanta wideouts know it.
    and about the furor where someone wished vick be incapacitated… vick obviously not only wished dogs be tortured + incapicacted + killed, he did it. what kind of person does that to animals – who we should try to take care of.
    a subhuman creature, that’s who.
    most of the people who are saying they love animals but vick did his time and should be reinstated are just lying @#$%suckers.

  21. VoxVeritas says: Jul 22, 2009 11:22 AM

    “dog killing (no precedent on that one, Thank God)”
    Dan Devine’s dog is outraged.

  22. VoxVeritas says: Jul 22, 2009 11:24 AM

    “it’s a black thing – mere mortals of other hues need not understand.”
    Yeah and them darkies like to attack you in groups, don’t they bubba?!?

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