Michael Vick has been reinstated to the NFL, and now what team will he play for? Read more on this story below.
After Vick’s reinstatement by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Vick can now participate in regular-season games as early as October.
Vick will be able to take part in preseason practices, workouts and meetings and can play in the final two preseason games. But with his very public dog-fighting downfall, will he be able to find a team that will sign him?
When the season starts, Michael 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) at the latest.
Goodell had suspended Michael Vick indefinitely in August 2007 after the former Atlanta Falcons quarterback admitted bankrolling a dogfighting operation on his property in Virginia. Back then, Goodall had stated that Michael needed to show remorse for his actions before he would consider reinstating him.
“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,” Goodell said in his letter to Vick. “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,” the letter said. “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.”
Goodell said he spoke to numerous current and former players and coaches as he weighed his decision and that the responses were “very mixed.”
“I do recognize that some will never forgive him for what he did,” Goodell said. “I hope that the public will have a chance to understand his position as I have.”
What do you think of Goodell’s decision to reinstate Michael Vick?
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