NFL Security Officers Reportedly Contact County Investigators in Vick Case

NFL security officials reportedly have offered their assistance to Surry County, Va., investigators who are looking into allegations that Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was involved in a dog-fighting operation in Virginia.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported today that members of the league's security staff called county officials and showed up Thursday at county offices.

Surry County authorities are deciding whether to bring charges against Vick or anyone else stemming from an alleged dog-fighting operation in a home then owned by Vick. Vick has denied knowledge of illegal activity on the property.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said this week that he's very concerned about the allegations and is monitoring the situation closely but thinks it's premature to say whether league-imposed discipline against Vick will be forthcoming. Members of the league's security staff routinely contact law enforcement officials regarding criminal activity or allegations of crimes committed by NFL players.

By Mark Maske |  May 25, 2007; 9:30 AM ET  | Category:  Falcons , League
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Law enforcement serves the public interests. NFL security serves the NFL interests. The potential charges against Vick did not occur at an NFL event. The presence of NFL security can only corrupt the process.

Posted by: Thumbs down | May 25, 2007 5:27 PM

The NFL should be applauded for doing all it can to clean up the many criminals in the league.

Posted by: Tom | May 29, 2007 5:08 AM

So Thumbs Dwon, do you really think letting the thugs in the league do anything they want is outside the interests of the NFL?

Posted by: BoltsFan | May 29, 2007 8:55 AM

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