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Falcons Won't Sack Vick

8/27/2007 1:38 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Atlanta Falcons won't cut Michael Vick -- he's just too damn valuable. Well, at least his contract is.
Michael Vick
In a press conference, Falcons owner Arthur Blank said that while he's "profoundly disappointed and saddened" by Vick's action, the team is not willing to throw Vick to the dogs.

"We cannot tell you today that Michael is cut from the team," said Blank. "It may feel better emotionally, but it's not in the long term best interest of our franchise."


Blank added, "If we had any idea this was going on ... we would have dealt with it immediately."

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16.

918    

They are trying to get back like 22 million dollars from him they can't cut him until the money issue is resolved.

2427 days ago
17.

Jen    

This is what is wrong with people these days....the money that a player makes for a team is more important than morality, legality, or any other form of decency - the Falcons should be removed from the NFL - as should Michael Vick - he's pleaded guilty - what does that mean...if it comes out that he's not involved...we would want him back?? The Falcons suck anyway, and this just proves it more...Good Luck trying to get your money back Falcons - you're screwed.

2427 days ago
18.

Jolee    

Who cares about what's best for the franchise?!!! Vick will be a CONVICTED FELON by the time he makes it back to the Falcons. What about doing what's right?! Oh, the almighty dollar.

2427 days ago
19.

Tangie    

Money before morality!

2427 days ago
20.

Mary    

TMZ....
Please do not run this man's face anymore on your site. Thank you!


Vick needs to be placed in a mental institution.....

2427 days ago
21.

cooky    

I have watched my last game and will never again.... Maybe he should be put in cage with a pit bull and fight till the death of him

2427 days ago
22.

Ann    

I totally ask for forgiveness and understanding as I move forward to bettering Michael Vick the person, not the football player," he said, looking someber throughout the brief news session.

He concluded by saying, "I offer my deepest apologies to everyone. And I will redeem myself. I have to."

Yada Yada Yada.....

No Soup for You.....

2427 days ago
23.

Mati    

What kind of example is he??
This is what is wrong with people these days....the money that a player makes for a team is more important than morality, legality, or any other form of decency - the Falcons should be removed from the NFL -

2427 days ago
24.

Hope    

Big deal it is only a bunch of animals..who cares..now it if was human beings that would be something else..but a bunch of stupid dogs...who cares.

2427 days ago
25.

Willy    

Looks like The NAACP and Al Sharpten Got to Arthur Blank .


2427 days ago
26.

tired    

I am sick and tired of these athletes and celebrities committing horrendous crimes and getting off with a tap on the wrist because they are "too valuable to a football team." A FOOTBALL TEAM - IT'S A GAME". This is why these same people are out of control. They know they can do whatever they want, throw a football, smile pretty for the camera, and nothing happens to them. IT NEEDS TO STOP HERE. Why don't these same rules apply to school teachers when they mess up. It seems they are needed more in the classroom than on the football field or red carpet. The Michael Vick's and Lindsay Lohan's of the world need to be taught that their unspeakable behavior has harsh repercussions and until this happens, we will continue to see more and more stories like this. TOO VALUABLE TO A FOOTBALL TEAM. Even I can't stomach this and I love sports.

2427 days ago
27.

K in CO    

I hope all Falcons fans are thoroughly disgusted and let the owner know how they feel. Vick is a sick mo-fo, but of course, football is way more important than taking a stand and doing the right thing. Screw you Falcons!

2427 days ago
28.

Scott    

Beth had it right in her early comment. Under NFL rules, if they want to recoup any of the monies they paid him (which they said they intend to do), he HAS to remain on the roster. Don't curse the team for playing by the rules.

2427 days ago
29.

nobodys fool    

I HOPE THE ATLANTIC FALCONS PLAY TO EMPTY STADIUMS IF THEY TAKE THAT MISERABLE LOW-LIFE VICK BACK. HE DOES NOT DESERVE A SECOND CHANCE. HE NEEDS LIE DOWN WITH DOGS AND LET THEM HAND OUT JUSTICE.

2427 days ago
30.

brian scott miller    

god is dead.

2427 days ago
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