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Michael Vick makes Roger Goodell proud

Michael Vick

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.

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32 Responses to “Michael Vick makes Roger Goodell proud”
  1. iluvwikileaks says: Feb 4, 2011 1:09 PM

    Vick doesn’t owe Goodell a damn thing!

    First!!!

  2. jc1958coo says: Feb 4, 2011 1:11 PM

    now goodell , (a.k.a.) pinnochio , should make vic proud and keep the season at 16!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. joetoronto says: Feb 4, 2011 1:11 PM

    Translation: I told him he’s not going anywhere.

  4. canadianvikingfaniii says: Feb 4, 2011 1:13 PM

    Above all Goodell wants to make as many headlines as possible to inflate his already planet sized ego.

  5. spartanax says: Feb 4, 2011 1:16 PM

    Oooooof.

    Sorry Roger. I’d like to see Vick act like a normal law-abiding citizen for more than a few months before I proclaim how “proud” I am of him.

    The season isn’t even over yet!!!

  6. skoobyfl says: Feb 4, 2011 1:17 PM

    A proud father Roger is indeed, he is savior & mentor to all his children (which in his mind, is everybody).

  7. bleedgreen says: Feb 4, 2011 1:19 PM

    So wheres the haters saying how stupid Vick was, and how he ‘just doesn’t get it’?

  8. darksidecowboy says: Feb 4, 2011 1:21 PM

    The party hasn’t started…yet. Who knows, what trouble Vick can still get into. They’ll be at least one NFL player in the negative spotlight come Monday morning.

  9. Rhode Island Patriots Fan says: Feb 4, 2011 1:26 PM

    I wonder if Bill Belichick makes Roger Goodell proud?

  10. marvsleezy says: Feb 4, 2011 1:27 PM

    If some kid puts in another post that says First!!!

    Im going to break their internet for good….

    Wheres the moderators on this crap?????

  11. redsghost says: Feb 4, 2011 1:27 PM

    So Goodell checked on Vick 3 times in the last two weeks. Does he do this with all the thousands of NFL players? or is Goodell actually playing the role of babysitter/bodyguard ala Dallas and Pacman?? Sounds like the latter!
    Also doesn’t sound as if he’s “proud” of Vick if he has to continually check in on him.

  12. iced107 says: Feb 4, 2011 1:28 PM

    “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.

    You mean like,holding a superbowl party littered with security one year removed from his last incident?

  13. 11inthebox says: Feb 4, 2011 1:28 PM

    If an arrogant remorseless, war criminal like Donald Rumslfeld is free to tour the country, promoting a book, then Vick should be allowed to host a freakin party at the super bowl.

  14. belichickee says: Feb 4, 2011 1:30 PM

    How stupid does Roger think we are? He has not had any problem talking bad to reporters about Belichick and Ben but he holds up Mike Vick as his shining example of all that is right with the league? Revolting. I’m joining the crowd that believes this guys is BAD for this league and needs to go.

  15. yahmule says: Feb 4, 2011 1:37 PM

    They’re both scumbags.

  16. stillers7 says: Feb 4, 2011 1:37 PM

    Dear Michael

    I’m proud of you for not killing dogs anymore by electrocution. It must have been very difficult for you.

    Love,
    Roger

  17. memphisyinzer says: Feb 4, 2011 1:38 PM

    Goodell will be quick to take credit for anything that works. The credit belongs to Vick. Goodell is nothing but a stuffed shirt, politician.

  18. yahmule says: Feb 4, 2011 1:38 PM

    Anybody who uses the word “hater” non-ironically is a loser.

  19. anonymouslyanonymouscommentor says: Feb 4, 2011 1:40 PM

    “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.

    ——————————–

    Is this the exact quote? Because, if so, Goodell wants Vick to make bad decisions.

  20. dogluverssuck says: Feb 4, 2011 1:52 PM

    The NFL was so boring in 2007-2009 without Mr. NFL.

    Roger knows that.

    I mean when have you heard of anyone going to a Matt Ryan party :)

  21. firerosenthalthebastard says: Feb 4, 2011 1:54 PM

    Pro Football Talk is a proud member of the New World Order

  22. dallassux says: Feb 4, 2011 1:56 PM

    The haters will still hate. I would love to know how perfect the people who post on here are. I am sure they have never done wrong and tried to move on in their lives.

  23. dfeltz says: Feb 4, 2011 1:56 PM

    I will be proud of Mike when he is able to own a pet again.

  24. richm2256 says: Feb 4, 2011 2:03 PM

    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.”
    ————————————————–
    Wait a second!!!!!!!!

    It almost sounds like both Vick and Goodell are making as if Vick has NO association with this party what so ever.

    NOT TRUE!!!!!

    His name is ON the party; if this party didn’t have Vick’s blessing, there would be a cease and desist on this thing faster than a pitbull on a poodle!

    And if Vick is allowing his name to be linked to this thing, then he is RESPONSIBLE for the event. If a bunch of liquored up gangsta-wannabe’s shoot the place up and kill somene, that’s on VICK! Is Goodell going to still be proud of his boy then?

    Just because Vick claims he’s not attending this gig doesn’t absolve him of anything that happens at a party he endoreses.

  25. gallaghedj311 says: Feb 4, 2011 2:07 PM

    Hypothetical situation:

    Michael Vick is the second coming of Jesus Christ. How many pretend Christians that go to church every Sunday are damned to hell because they comdemn a man when they have no right to, according to their religion?

  26. pottsvillemaroons says: Feb 4, 2011 2:22 PM

    I can’t wait to see what Roger Goodell thinks of Charlie Sheen

  27. chazzmon says: Feb 4, 2011 2:51 PM

    Being first to post on a blog is something to be proud of ???
    As far as Vick’s party goes, 2 seconds of thought would would have determined that no good could come from that, unless he was there to recruit free agent Ofensive Lineman.

  28. rosenthalspellchecker says: Feb 4, 2011 2:53 PM

    Didn’t you guys report yesterday that Vick was hosting the party, and now he has no part in it. Just going to say, before you link someone’s name to something and make inferences to bad behaviour or intentions you should probably get all the facts straight. It’s what what people in the biz call “reporting.”

  29. FoozieGrooler says: Feb 4, 2011 3:14 PM

    Let me see if I got this straight…

    You’re proud of Michael Vick, the guy who lied to your face, and served the better part of two years behind bars in Leavenworth.

    Meanwhile, Roethlisberger who was neither arrested or even charged with a crime is at the top of your permanent turd list, along with the whole team?

  30. rcali says: Feb 4, 2011 4:19 PM

    Goodell is sweating this party. He needs to be more concerned though about other player parties since all the security will be at the Vick bash.

  31. cliverush says: Feb 4, 2011 4:30 PM

    Has Mike Vick done the right thing and paid back Arthur Blank and the Falcons the money he stole from them. Of course now he is an upstanding member of the community. He is almost enough of a low life to become a NY Jet. Goodell is a real spoiled rich kid Manhatten dickhead. The league needs to admit they made a mistake and get rid of him. The New York influence in the league office needs to be removed. Player from that rathole threaten others and nothing is said or done to punish them. I am sick of the maggots in the ESPN driven media with their obvious NY bias using the airwaves to destroy a great organization as the NFL.

  32. johnnyballsack says: Feb 4, 2011 6:23 PM

    Lighten up on Mike. He hasn’t killed any dogs for almost 3 years now (that we know of). He hasn’t knowingly given women herpes lately (that we know of). He hasn’t had anyone shot at one of his outings in almost a year. He hasn’t bilked anyone out of millions of dollars this year (that we know about). He hasn’t lied to his employer for a few hours. Lets give him the key to the city and name him Man of the Year.

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