Michael Vick suspended indefinitely by the NFL


Just announced.

Oski Wee Wee,

Vick suspended indefinitely by NFL

ESPN.com news services

Updated: August 24, 2007, 5:58 PM ET

NEW YORK -- The NFL has suspended Michael Vick indefinitely.

On Friday, Vick filed his plea agreement in federal court admitting to conspiracy in a dogfighting ring and agreeing that the enterprise included killing pit bulls and gambling. He denied making side bets on the fights, but admitted to bankrolling them.

Friday afternoon, a letter to Vick from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said, in part:

"Your admitted conduct was not only illegal, but also cruel and reprehensible. Your team, the NFL, and NFL fans have all been hurt by your actions."

"Your plea agreement and the plea agreements of your co-defendants also demonstrate your significant involvement in illegal gambling. Even if you personally did not place bets, as you contend, 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."

"You have engaged in conduct detrimental to the welfare of the NFL and have violated the league's Personal Conduct Policy."

"I will review the status of your suspension following the conclusion of the legal proceedings. As part of that review, I will take into account a number of factors, including the resolution of any other charges that may be brought against you, whether in Surry County, Virginia, or other jurisdictions, your conduct going forward, the specifics of the sentence imposed by Judge Hudson and any related findings he might make, and the extent to which you are truthful and cooperative with law enforcement and league staff who are investigating these matters."

"I have advised the Falcons that, with my decision today, they are no longer prohibited from acting and are now free to assert any claims or remedies available to them under the Collective Bargaining Agreement or your NFL Player Contract."


Here is more on the Vick plea agreement:

http://assets.espn.go.com/media/pdf/070824/vickplea.pdf << The plea itself [url=http://assets.espn.go.com/media/pdf/070824/vicksummary.pdf]http://assets.espn.go.com/media/pdf/070 ... ummary.pdf[/url]

<<< the Summary of Facts (as admitted to by Vick)

I think Vick is done in the NFL. We shall see.

Oski Wee Wee,

He killed and tortured dogs --- he will find no sympathy here.
(Now if it had been cats.....
---Not Tiger-Cats though, they have suffered enough....)

Good for them. He made his bed, now he can "lie" in it.

I think it will be a cot...

Good Job by The NFL to get the Dog Killer..

A bunk* :wink:

Oski Wee Wee,

Will he be on top?

I still hope he serves some serious prison time. To me, 18 months doesn't cut it for what he's done to the dogs.

I am so glad that the Ricky Williams rule is in, Vick is a piece of shit :thdn:

I Agree ,
I like to Death Penalty
Now some yoy may Think I am being Harsh.
He my Reasons.

Their Is The Death Penalty for Murder in that State.
Yes Of Course You have to Human to get that.
I Think if you Kill anything that is self Aware
you should get it

Now I am sure people will say
What about Animals for food .
will I am sure the law would have a Prevision
for that.

But since Most People see Dogs as just Dumb Animal
This will never Happen.

So What about this 5 Years for Ever dog he Killed.
5 Years Per X 8 Dogs = 40 years.

Again this will Never happen
Cause he a Celebrity
He get a Paris Hilton or Nicole Ritchie

This makes me sick and Sad at same time
We human have no Respect for Life at all.