No matter how nuanced his confession for involvement in dog fighting, Michael Vick got no leniency Friday from the NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who suspended the Atlanta Falcons quarterback indefinitely without pay, just hours after Vick filed a plea agreement that portrayed him as less involved than three co-defendants and guilty mainly of poor judgment for associating with them.
Vick acknowledged bankrolling gambling on the dogfights, but denied placing bets himself or taking any of the winnings. He admitted that dogs not worthy of the pit were killed “as a result of the collective efforts” of himself and two co-defendants.
The commissioner said Vick’s admitted conduct was “not only illegal but also cruel and reprehensible.” Even if he didn’t personally place bets, Goodell said, “Your actions in funding the betting and your association with illegal gambling both violate the terms of your NFL player contract and expose you to corrupting influences in derogation of one of the most fundamental responsibilities of an NFL player.”
High Fives for Commissioner Roger Goodell!
Read this story about Radar. This was not in the Deep South, but in so-called civilized San Francisco. If your eyes are not moist when you finish it, there is something wrong with you.
Next: the jury. Let’s hope he doesn’t get the same one O.J. Simpson got. Let’s hope he gets the one you see HERE!
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