Posted on: July 22, 2009 10:39 am
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell could meet with Michael Vick as early as this week. ESPN also reported that Vick could be allowed to join an NFL team in training camp.
Goodell could reserve the right to extend or further define Vick's indefinite suspension, but allow him to attend training camp if he is signed with an NFL team.
Posted on: June 10, 2009 10:10 am
As the NFL explores expanding its regular-season schedule from 16 to 18 games, it faces a difficult sales job to the players, according to the Arizona Republic.
The season would still be 20 games, but the preseason would be cut from four games to two and the regular season would increase by two.
The owners discussed the issue at meetings in March and May, and the discussion will continue in the coming months as the league talks with the players union about a new labor contract.
Fans are paying full price for preseason games in which veterans play little, and Commissioner Roger Goodell agrees the product is below standard. Swapping two preseason games for two regular-season games solves that, and it gives the league extra revenue.
Posted on: May 19, 2009 8:34 am
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Michael Vick will work with a trainer and start football-related workouts shortly after his scheduled release Wednesday from the federal penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kan.
Vick must complete the final two months of his 23-month dogfighting sentence in home confinement in Hampton, Va.
Whether the embattled Falcons quarterback will be allowed back in the NFL is up to commissioner Roger Goodell, who suspended him indefinitely.