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PrepDogg
07-23-2007, 08:16 PM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19878550/


NEW YORK - Michael Vick (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19878550/#) was ordered by commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday to stay away from the Atlanta Falcons’ training camp until the league reviews the dogfighting charges against him

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playmaker1
07-23-2007, 08:33 PM
Good. I don't think it would be fair for the rest of his team to have to deal with the circus that will be following him.

DolfanDaveInATX
07-23-2007, 08:37 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2946832

greatwade
07-23-2007, 08:43 PM
NEW YORK -- Michael Vick (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=5448) was ordered by commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday to stay away from the Atlanta Falcons (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=atl)' training camp until the league reviews the dogfighting charges against him.
"While it is for the criminal justice system to determine your guilt or innocence, it is my responsibility as commissioner of the National Football League to determine whether your conduct, even if not criminal, nonetheless violated league policies, including the Personal Conduct Policy," Goodell said in a letter to the quarterback.
Ron is still allowed at camp though, si?

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Motion
07-23-2007, 08:44 PM
:woot: Good!

greatwade
07-23-2007, 08:45 PM
http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

Or Michael Herpes?

NativeFloridian
07-23-2007, 08:50 PM
thank god vick is the kin of the devil, no really but he is evil though , i hope he rots in jail

SuperBowlin07
07-23-2007, 08:59 PM
NEW YORK -- Michael Vick (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=5448) was ordered by commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday to stay away from the Atlanta Falcons (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=atl)' training camp until the league reviews the dogfighting charges against him.
"While it is for the criminal justice system to determine your guilt or innocence, it is my responsibility as commissioner of the National Football League to determine whether your conduct, even if not criminal, nonetheless violated league policies, including the Personal Conduct Policy," Goodell said in a letter to the quarterback.
The NFL said Vick would still get his preseason pay and Goodell told the Falcons to withhold any disciplinary action of their own until the league's review was completed.
The Falcons are scheduled to hold a press conference at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, at which team owner Arthur Blank will discuss the Vick situation, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Goodell told Vick the league would complete its review as quickly as possible and that he expected full cooperation.
The Falcons open camp on Thursday, the same day Vick is scheduled to be arraigned in Richmond, Va., on charges of sponsoring a dogfighting operation.
Vick, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2001 draft, last season became the first quarterback ever to rush for more than 1,000 yards.
After his indictment last week, the NFL's position was that it would monitor developments and allow the legal process to "determine the facts."
Since then, pressure has been mounting on the league and the Falcons, particularly from animal-rights groups.
PETA -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals -- demonstrated at Falcons' headquarters in Flowery Branch, Ga., on Monday and did the same outside NFL offices in New York last week. At the same time, Goodell was meeting with officials from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The league and the ASPCA are working on a program to educate players about the proper treatment of animals.
Activists also put pressure on companies that have endorsement deals with Vick to sever their ties. Nike said it would not release a fifth signature shoe, the Air Zoom Vick V, this summer. Nike spokesman Dean Stoyer said the four shoe products and three shirts that currently bear Vick's name will remain in stores.

Deep2Evans
07-23-2007, 08:59 PM
So do they stick with Harrington? Or do they bring in someone like C-Pep or Couch for the hell of it to battle it out in camp?

John Beck
07-23-2007, 09:01 PM
wrong message board

NativeFloridian
07-23-2007, 09:37 PM
? for what?

DolfanDaveInATX
07-23-2007, 09:44 PM
http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2007/07/jerseyoftheweekronmexico2005040603173473-1.jpg

I tried to put together an "OOKIE" jersey and was told "Your current entry cannot be processed. Language deemed inappropriate, derogatory, or profane will not be accepted. Please create a new entry."

You can, however, get your own customized "HERPES" jersey.

SKing29
07-23-2007, 09:46 PM
Wow, I feel really bad for the Falcons and their fans because a couple of years ago they were in the NFC Championship game and now they are in complete shambles. They are having the Miami Dolphins Quarterback Blues right now because they traded away Schaub and are left with backups, but at least Vick is now not going to be a distraction.

NativeFloridian
07-23-2007, 09:47 PM
Ookie?? wtf

PrepDogg
07-23-2007, 10:02 PM
Wouldn't the Players association have a legitimate gripe if they wanted to fight this because Vick hasn't been convicted of any wrong doing yet?

NativeFloridian
07-23-2007, 10:08 PM
lol there is so much evidence!

cheyannefan
07-23-2007, 10:09 PM
This is the best news for the NFL since the story broke that he might be involved. It's about time the NFL says enough is enough what Vick did was wrong. Dog fighting is illegal and just disgusting. For the people who say that they were his dogs and he has a right to do what he wants with them are disgusting also. You don't kill your children for for losing a football game do you? It's a shame that it took this long for the NFL to do something about it.

PrepDogg
07-23-2007, 10:13 PM
lol there is so much evidence!
I don't doubt that he did it. I'm just playing devil's advocate and saying that he hasn't been convicted of anything yet. I'm personally glad this happened.

Stitches
07-23-2007, 10:21 PM
lol there is so much evidence!

lol, there is so much lack of a verdict.

:wink:

greatwade
07-23-2007, 10:44 PM
I tried to put together an "OOKIE" jersey and was told "Your current entry cannot be processed. Language deemed inappropriate, derogatory, or profane will not be accepted. Please create a new entry."

You can, however, get your own customized "HERPES" jersey.


You can get HERPES everywhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

cnc66
07-23-2007, 10:51 PM
boooo

Nativeone
ookie is his nickname... and you HAVE to ask his permission to use it... or else he'll cutcha up and feed ya to his dogs

PrepDogg
07-23-2007, 10:56 PM
You can get HERPES everywhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If anyone knows it's, wade :unsure:

ChambersWI
07-23-2007, 11:28 PM
Wouldn't the Players association have a legitimate gripe if they wanted to fight this because Vick hasn't been convicted of any wrong doing yet?

probably, but they were telling him he should take a leave of absense (ie, they want nothing to do with him, and want him as far away as possible)

Smoke
07-24-2007, 12:13 AM
So do they stick with Harrington? Or do they bring in someone like C-Pep or Couch for the hell of it to battle it out in camp?


Rumor has it that Harrington has been impressing. I think they stick with him.

daniel3
07-24-2007, 12:32 AM
Wouldn't the Players association have a legitimate gripe if they wanted to fight this because Vick hasn't been convicted of any wrong doing yet?

That's what I'm wondering. How can they ban him when there is no idea whether he did anything or not? Is the mere insinuation that someone did something wrong enough to have someone banned from playing?

late again
07-24-2007, 12:59 AM
Rumor has it that Harrington has been impressing. I think they stick with him.

Yeah but hasn't that been the recurring theme throughout his entire NFL career? He looks good in camp, but is much less impressive on game day.

zenile
07-24-2007, 11:08 AM
Rumor has it that Harrington has been impressing. I think they stick with him.

:sidelol:

Vertical Limit
07-24-2007, 11:22 AM
Not much the NFLPA can do, and if I were them, I would not want to get involved especially with the FBI being on Vick's ***. They didn't want to get much involved with Tank Johnson, they will be less involved with Vick.

This is a major MAJOR case. If I were them, I leave it to Goodell.

Also, Vick requested a leave of absence from the team for an undetermined length of time just recently.

retired opfinistic
07-24-2007, 11:54 AM
Guilty or not, the situation demands that he puts distance between himself and the team. This whole ordeal would only be a huge distraction that the team would have to suffer through.

NYinBostonFin
07-24-2007, 12:11 PM
Goodell had to do something. Pacman was suspended without conviction. If Vick would not be suspended after being indicted by the feds, Pacman has a legitamate case against the NFL. It was going to happen sooner or later.

They can suspend anyone w/o conviction bc the NFL is a private organization. The reason it took a little longer is bc Vick is one of the most popular players in the nfl. They wanted him to take the time off himself, when he didn't, Goodell stepped in.

maverick50
07-24-2007, 04:09 PM
i thought that atlanta was suposed to have a press confrence to discuss the vick situation ?

playmaker1
07-24-2007, 05:05 PM
i thought that atlanta was suposed to have a press confrence to discuss the vick situation ?

Its going on now. So long and boring... I almost feel asleep

Falcfan
07-24-2007, 05:56 PM
:boohoo::boohoo::(

Aqua4Ever04
07-24-2007, 06:03 PM
Its going on now. So long and boring... I almost feel asleep

Agreed, and for some reason I sat there and watched it. :lol:


:boohoo::boohoo::(

You're better off without him. He isn't that good of a QB to begin with, the Falcons should draft Brian Brohm with their top 5 pick next year and part ways with the dog killer.

playmaker1
07-24-2007, 06:22 PM
:boohoo::boohoo::(

Sorry bro, shouldn't have let Schub go. All I can say is drink up, gonna be a long season. :beer1:

BAMAPHIN 22
07-24-2007, 07:59 PM
Blank doesn't elaborate on Vick's future

What remains unclear: Has Vick played his final game for the Falcons (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/team/67038)?



"This sort of behavior is really horrific," Falcons (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/team/67038) owner Arthur Blank said Tuesday, the team's first public comment since Vick was indicted last week.

"But these are charges. We have to let the legal process play out."



Blank said he would encourage Vick, indicted on federal charges of sponsoring a dogfighting operation, to put his career on hold while the case is pending.



"These charges are extremely serious," Blank said. "This is not about playing football in 2007. This is about having a life going forward. My only personal suggestion to Michael would be to focus on his defense and focus on putting his life together.
"This is a very difficult process he'll be going through over the next couple of months. It's very difficult to do that and focus on football at the same time."


http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/7055802?MSNHPHMA