Roger Goodell announced today that Michael Vick is free to sign with a team in the NFL, but since it is Goodell who has taken it upon himself to be lord of the universe, there is more to it than that. This from the AP:
Vick can immediately participate in preseason practices, workouts and meetings and can play in the final two preseason games....Once the season begins, Vick may participate in all team activities except games, and Goodell said he would consider Vick for full reinstatement by Week 6 (Oct. 18-19).
In case you have been under a rock for the past few year, Vick served 20 months in prison on dog fighting charges. Those 19 months started in December of 2007. How in the world does Goodell not know by now what further punishment he is going to hand down?
I understand he committed a heinous crime, but it is time to let him back in the league if anyone wants to sign him. He has paid his debt.
THE NFL TRIPPIN THEY NEED TO LET MIKE VICK PLAY HE ALREADY BEEN IN JAIL 2 YEARS DAMN WTF IM UPSET
(hat tip smash and bonzos)
Now the questions becomes who, if anyone, is going to bring him in. There will be a huge backlash against whichever team decides to do it, but the man has skills. That will get him at least one more shot.