Monday, August 27, 2007

Vick set to enter plea

A large crowd has already started to gather outside of the courthouse where Michael Vick will plead guilty to dog fighting charges later today. Even though a sentence has yet to be handed down, the league and the Falcon’s have wasted no time in dishing out some preemptive justice.

Hours after he signed a plea deal with prosecutors last Friday, the NFL announced the indefinite suspension of Vick. NFL disciplinarian, and part-time commissioner, Ralph Goodell said this to Vick in a letter:

“Your admitted conduct was not only illegal, but also cruel and reprehensible" and regardless whether he personally placed bets, "your actions in funding the betting and your association with illegal gambling both violate the terms of your NFL player contract and expose you to corrupting influences in derogation of one of the most fundamental responsibilities of an NFL player."

Goodell also freed the Falcons to "assert any claims or remedies" to recover $22 million of Vick's signing bonus from the 10-year, $130 million contract he signed in 2004. And sources are claiming that the Falcon’s are preparing to do just that.

All the high-priced lawyers in the world can’t get you off if there are rats willing to testify against you. But fork over the $22 million to Ray Lewis and the problem goes away.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love the part-time commish line!