Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was labeled a success story by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell today, and Goodell wasn’t referring to Vick’s Pro Bowl 2010 season.
Instead, Goodell was talking about the way Vick has handled himself off the field since being released from prison.
“We’re looking for success stories,” Goodell said.
Goodell was responding to a question about the Super Bowl party that Vick’s name had been attached to, and Goodell suggested that Vick was never involved in the planning of that party.
“I spoke to Michael three times in the last two weeks about his schedule here,” he said. “He has said on numerous occasions people have been using his name about being involved in some type of party and he had no intention of participating in that. I’m extremely proud of what Michael has done. He’s taken his responsibility seriously.”
Goodell obviously doesn’t want Vick hosting any more parties like the one he had last offseason, where one of his dog fighting co-defendants was shot. But he says he does want Vick to keep doing what he’s been doing on a daily basis.
“I support him and I want to make sure he doesn’t put himself in a position where he doesn’t make bad decisions or have bad things happening around him,” Goodell said.