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Vick suspended indefinitey by the NFL

post #1 of 14
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http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=090...o&confirm=true


Just saw the news that they suspended him indefinitely without pay after the guilty plea was put in today! All I can say is:


Gotta love Roger Goodell!!!!
post #2 of 14


I hope he really means forever by "indefinitely". By the statement that was made with the suspension, I think he does.

Guess Vick's plan to not plead guilty to the gambling charges so he could salvage his football career didn't work the way he planed. *evil grin*
post #3 of 14
Glad to hear it. They're doing the right thing. I hope the "indefinitely" gets changed to "permanently."
post #4 of 14
Indefinitely simply means without a determined ending date. It could mean "next week" just as easily as it means forever. I won't do any celebrating till I see something set in stone.

And, he still has the state charges to deal with. He may yet get the thumping he deserves.
post #5 of 14
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No, he hasn't been banned permanently...YET! He made it indefinite for now due to the fact that the case has not been concluded yet, and they also want to take any other charges against him into account as well. We have to understand that, and the fact that the NFL couldn't do anything legally until the pleas were entered in the courts.

No doubt Goodell also took into consideration of the fact that Vick pleaded guilty to aiding in the killing of 6-8 dogs in April 2007. The same month as when Vick told Goodell in person that he had no involvement....

I am also anxious for Monday when the Falcons impose the violations of his contract. I hope they get all his signing bonus back and don't have to pay the penalty for Vick's actions violating his contract. My bet is they will cut him and go after him for the starting bonus penalty that otherwise the team would have to pay.
post #6 of 14
Hoo Ra


Oh Happy Day
post #7 of 14
It's definitely a step in the right direction! I'm also holding my applause til it's permanent, but it does send the message that the NFL is not pleased
post #8 of 14
This is wonderful news. I'm glad the `cruel and reprehensible' came before the gambling, too.

Hopefully the NFL will now consider adding to their player rules a clause about cruelty to animals. It has been a problem with top athletes in the past, and really the only reason Vick is in so much trouble legally is because of the gambling. Hopefully this will set a new precedent for professional sport guidelines.
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Here is the problem, the only way to legally prosecute him that effects his NFL contractual agreement is for gambling. From what I understand so far, there is not any proof of this. Therefore he can't be fired, only shamed out of the NFL.
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by cheylink View Post
Here is the problem, the only way to legally prosecute him that effects his NFL contractual agreement is for gambling. From what I understand so far, there is not any proof of this. Therefore he can't be fired, only shamed out of the NFL.
Yes and no. According to the plea, he did not admit to actually gambling on the fights himself. Even the others didn't say that Vick placed bets on the dogs himself. He's probably smart enough to know that would get him banned for life, but dumb enough to still finance a "gambling enterprise", which he did admit to. If the NFL wants to, they could probably still get him on that. If they don't, they can go with the fact that he did not plead guilty to actually gambling personally.
post #11 of 14
I heard on the radio Saturday morning that the judge who is presiding over this has a reputation as being pretty strict. If that's the case I wouldn't be surprised if Vick received a longer sentence than the twelve to eighteen months.
post #12 of 14
I misunderstood his indictment. He hasn't even been indicted on the gambling. He has pled guilty to one count only of a federal conspiracy offence. That is what is going to put him in prison - nothing else, it seems.

I, for one, am thrilled that there is something they can get him on - and it looks as though things are going to be a lot tougher from now on for those who get involved in this horrible blood sport.

I am also overwhelmingly pleased that the other three perpetrators of these horrific crimes will be going to prison, too. It's easy to forget about them because of Vick's profile, but they are all as evil as each other, IMO.
post #13 of 14
He just arrived a few minutes ago at the court across the street to plead guilty.
post #14 of 14
Good. I hope someone shoots him on the way out.

No I don't. I hope that someone has one of his dogs, a scratch line and a large wager ready to cash in when they let it loose to rip him to shreds. Afterwards, they should lock him in jail with all his injuries untreated, either to die a slow horrible death or to be dealt with by his fellow inmates.
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