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NFL Suspends Vick

8/24/2007 6:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell notified Michael Vick today that he is indefinitely suspended without pay from the National Football League, effective immediately.

Following are excerpts from Commissioner Goodell's letter Vick:


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.

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Me    

all i can say is good

2624 days ago
2.

Kate    

Is this really a shock? The NFL is a business and how they feel about Vick's actions is not the issue. They have to think what is best for their business. Considering the public outcry and rage regarding this issue, the NFL knew they stood to lose a lot of their business. I hope Vick has learned a lesson.

2624 days ago
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Lillianne    

Well, I never thought this would happen. Finally we see consequences for reprehensible behavior.

2624 days ago
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Wardo    

Excellent! Kudos to the Commish.

2624 days ago
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Glisten Garbor    

Thank you Roger Goodell...

2624 days ago
6.

John S.    

He got off too easy.
Many dogs suffered under Vicks supervision.
I hope that his 15 minutes are over now.

2624 days ago
7.

Cheeky Monkey    

That's what you deserve, you sick excuse for a human being.

2624 days ago
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Whammer Jammer    

Oh boy, Jesse Jackson is searching for a camera to vent to as we speak.......

2624 days ago
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goodbye vick    

Maybe he can go to rehab.

2624 days ago
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momofcnmc    

AMEN!!! What he did to those poor animals is absolutely insane....sickening. Paid all that money to do nothing but catch a football and he has to throw it all away. Let's hope he gets the punishment he deserves and doesn't get off like Lindsey, Paris, and Nicole.

2624 days ago
11.

Emily    

There is FINALLY JUSTICE!!! Great to hear that for once, being a celebrity doesn't make you above the law!!!!!!!!!!

2624 days ago
12.

Bubs    

Thank goodness!!! Finally someone is punished for their crime, his was unforgivable and inexcusable!!! How dare anyone think they can be so cruel to defenseless animals! He deserves this punishment!!!

2624 days ago
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Dr. M    


This is exactly what I saw coming -

This was a well worded statement = it left nothing out -

Vick could play again = depending on his (and the courts) future actions -

Peace
Dr. M
MM

2624 days ago
14.

noitall    

********************** FINITO, BABY !!!!!!!!!!! ************************

AS USUAL, JUSTICE PREVAILS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

IF YOU DON'T GET IT IN THIS LIFE, YOU'LL GET IT IN THE NEXT ..................
VICK'S GETTING IT IN BOTH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2624 days ago
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MommaT    

"Garage Sale" at Vick's house....he is gonna need the CA$H to pay for his "legal team".

Congrats to the Commissioner for a job well done.

Amen to Post #9

2624 days ago
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