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So, it's kind of like a 5 game suspension, as long as he doesn't screw it all up?

Well OK then.

"NEW YORK -- Michael Vick has been conditionally reinstated by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who will then decide on the quarterback's full reinstatement for Week 6 of the regular season.

Vick can participate without delay in preseason practices, workouts and meetings and can play in the final two preseason games -- if he can find a team that will sign him.

Once the season begins, Vick may participate in all team activities other than games, but could play as soon as October.

Goodell called a news conference for late Monday afternoon.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report."

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What!?!?!?! They still suspended him 5 games. That's crazy. Goodell needs to be straighten out. He is too much in the pic. My co-worker and I was just talking about this this morning. How many people know the name of the old Commisioner? Not many huh, wonder why. The player union need to do something about this cause this is crazy. How you gonna take somebody off suspension and suspend him again. Let the dude play.

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A little more:

"NFL conditionally reinstates Vick

Posted by Mike Florio on July 27, 2009 3:31 PM ET

As reported by ESPN last week, the NFL has announced that quarterback Mike Vick has been conditionally reinstated.

The league announced the conditional reinstatement today.

Per the release, he is eligible to participate "without delay" in training camp, and he may play in the final two preseason games played by the team with which he signs.

And he won't be suspended to start the season in the traditional sense. Instead, he will be permitted to participate in all team activities other than games.

Vick then will be eligible for full reinstatement by Week Six.

So, as a practical matter, it's a five-game suspension. (Depending on the bye week schedule of the team that signs him, Vick could miss only four games.)

The league also announced that former Bucs and Colts coach Tony Dungy has agreed to work as an advisor and mentor to Vick.

It's great news for Vick. Hopefully, he realizes that he has gotten a good deal hear.

Hopefully, those inclined to complain about the outcome will realize it, too.

Yes, Terrell, we're looking at you."

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Just read the article, kind of really good for him that he can even practice during the regular season while suspended meaning by the time he comes back, he can be really ready to come back. Interesting he can only compete in the final 2 preseason games. Also this suspension in the regular season is probably to help make Peta and other animal activist happy. Maybe they will be less likely to picket.

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go ahead nut-huggers go find a new team

Wanting to see Mike play again does not make one a nutthugger. Now, I know there are some on here but I really hope you aren't categorizing everyone that does want to see him play again as a nuthugger because I might be the Falcons' biggest fan and if not, I am tied with a whole bunch of other people. lol. I also won't becoming a fan of whatever team he plays for but I will hope he does well.

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:lol:

you people kill me..You think after 2 years, people are still on his jock???seriously dude, think...

seems you don't read these boards much, many nut-huggers of his still around.

time for them to follow him where ever he goes, since they obviously just been a fan of his, not of this team.

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its actually in New Orleans and the people who would wear Vick jerseys to a game we played against him aren't fans in my book

a falcons jersey is a falcons jersery no matter who is on the back..Ive seen warrick dunn jerseys, alge crumpler jerseys, keith brooking jerseys, and pat kerney jersey, peerless price worn to all the games. Does that mean that those people are "real" fans or are you just putting vick in his own category?

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a falcons jersey is a falcons jersery no matter who is on the back..Ive seen warrick dunn jerseys, alge crumpler jerseys, keith brooking jerseys, and pat kerney jersey, peerless price worn to all the games. Does that mean that those people are "real" fans or are you just putting vick in his own category?

i would say they arent fans either if we are playing against them

also lets not forget what Vick did to this franchise

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What!?!?!?! They still suspended him 5 games. That's crazy. Goodell needs to be straighten out. He is too much in the pic. My co-worker and I was just talking about this this morning. How many people know the name of the old Commisioner? Not many huh, wonder why. The player union need to do something about this cause this is crazy. How you gonna take somebody off suspension and suspend him again. Let the dude play.

The previous 2 commisioners were in order: Paul Tagliabu and Pete Rozell. I'm glad we have a commisioner who gives a crap about the league.

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The NFL announced Monday that commissioner Roger Goodell has reinstated QB Michael Vick on a conditional basis.

Vick will be considered for full reinstatement and will be eligible to play in regular-season games by Week 6 (Oct. 18-19). He had been suspended indefinitely since August 2007 after pleading guilty to federal charges relating to a dogfighting enterprise. He served 23 months in prison and was released from federal custody on July 20.

Vick, who’s an unrestricted free agent, can now participate in preseason practices, workouts and meetings and may play in the final two preseason games. During the regular season, Vick can participate in all team activities other than games. Vick also will be periodically evaluated by Goodell during his suspension and will be mentored by former Colts coach Tony Dungy.

Following are excerpts from Goodell’s letter to Vick informing him of the decision:

“Among the conditions of this reinstatement, you are required to abide by the terms of the supervised release that were imposed on you by the court, which include not committing any further crime, limits on who you may associate with, prohibitions regarding drug and alcohol use, possession of a firearm or other dangerous weapon, and forbidding you to own, possess or be involved with the sale of any dog.”

“Apart from these conditions, you have submitted to me a written plan concerning your proposed living arrangements, how you will manage your financial affairs, counseling and mentoring plans, and your proposed work with the Humane Society and other groups. You have committed to me that you intend to abide by this plan, and as I said when we met, you are accountable for doing so.”

“I am also encouraged by your recognition that you cannot do this yourself, and that outside mentors and continued counseling will provide you with valuable support and assistance. After discussing possible mentors with you, I have asked Coach Tony Dungy to continue his work with you and to initiate a more formal mentoring relationship with you. Earlier today, we discussed in detail with Coach Dungy the precise nature of that relationship, and I share your view that Coach Dungy can help you in many ways as you rebuild your life and resume your career. I will stay in close touch with Coach Dungy and his views will be part of my decision concerning whether and when you return to play. I encourage you and Coach Dungy to select other mentors and advisors who can help in other phases of your life.”

“In deciding whether to reinstate a player, I have stressed my belief that playing in the NFL is a privilege. It is not an entitlement. Everyone fortunate enough to be part of the league is held to a standard of conduct higher than that generally expected in society and is correspondingly accountable when that standard of conduct is not met. I have also endorsed an approach under which players who have been suspended for a significant amount of time, as you have been, may through a series of steps demonstrate that they have addressed their prior problems, that they can make good decisions, and that they conduct themselves in a way that is lawful, responsible, and consistent with NFL values.”

“As I emphasized to you when we met, as I have said in other cases, it is actions that count. I accept that you are sincere when you say that you want to, and will, turn your life around and that you intend to be a positive role model for others. I am prepared to offer you that opportunity. Whether you succeed is entirely in your hands.”

“Needless to say, your margin for error is extremely limited. I urge you to take full advantage of the resources available to support you and to dedicate yourself to rebuilding your life and your career. If you do this, the NFL will support you.”

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What!?!?!?! They still suspended him 5 games. That's crazy. Goodell needs to be straighten out. He is too much in the pic. My co-worker and I was just talking about this this morning. How many people know the name of the old Commisioner? Not many huh, wonder why. The player union need to do something about this cause this is crazy. How you gonna take somebody off suspension and suspend him again. Let the dude play.

Vick's getting off easy.

Vick's suspension previously was only in name only. It basically kept him off our cap for the time he was legally unable to suit up and play football. The suspension Vick received today is the punishment suspension by the NFL. 5 games is a little weak IMO, compared to other suspensions that have been handed out, but guess I can understand it.

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