League Officials Say Goodell Has Not Decided on Disciplinary Action Against Vick
NFL officials say that Commissioner Roger Goodell hasn't made a decision yet about possible disciplinary action against Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick.
Goodell continues to await the completion of the league's review of the case, which is being conducted by D.C. attorney Eric Holder.
Vick is scheduled to go on trial in November on federal dogfighting charges. He was ordered by Goodell not to report to the Falcons' training camp pending the outcome of Holder's review. Falcons owner Arthur Blank said he had been prepared to suspend Vick for the first four games of the regular season but was asked by Goodell to withhold disciplinary action until after the league's review is completed.
Several people familiar with the case say they expect Goodell to impose a lengthy suspension on Vick, perhaps for the entire 2007 season. But sources say there are many legal issues that Goodell is weighing and the commissioner doesn't want to act too hastily. Prosecutors have indicated that there could be a new indictment coming with further charges against Vick and his co-defendants.
By Mark Maske |
August 13, 2007; 9:07 AM ET
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