A little off topic here, but Michael Vick is back in the NFL. Commissioner Roger Goodell today said Vick could play as early as October. He is immediately allowed to participate in preseason practices and he can play in the final two preseason games.
The question is on what team will he play? The Detroit Lions? The Minnesota Vikings? The New York Jets?
“Needless to say, your margin for error is extremely limited,” Goodell said in a letter to Vick. “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.”
Vick only spoke through a spokesman:
“I would like to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to commissioner Goodell for allowing me to be readmitted to the National Football League,” Vick said through agent Joel Segal. “I fully understand that playing football in the NFL is a privilege, not a right, and I am truly thankful for the opportunity I have been given.
“As you can imagine, the last two years have given me time to re-evaluate my life, mature as an individual and fully understand the terrible mistakes I have made in the past and what type of life I must lead moving forward.
“Again, I want to thank the commissioner for the chance to return to the game I love and the opportunity to become an example of positive change.”
Although what Vick did was disgusting, he served almost two years in jail and he deserves a second chance. He’ll provide one of the biggest new stories this year in sports when he does sign with a team. Who do you think will sign him?