NFL commissioner Roger Goodell met the media after practiced and surprised many of us in attendance when he said that he had not yet announced whether he planned to take disciplinary action against Michael Vick for the Virgina nightclub shooting incident. He said he and Vick needed to speak first and afterward he would inform us of his decision. Goodell said that both he and coach Andy Reid would be meeting with Vick after the fan forum he was holding took place at 4:30.
The meeting took place and Goodell must have been satisfied by what he heard because the NFL released this statement soon afterward.
Commissioner Goodell informed Michael Vick today (Tuesday, August 3) at Eagles camp that there will be no disciplinary action as a result of the incident in Virginia, based on his current understanding of the facts. Commissioner Goodell spoke several weeks ago by phone with Michael, Tony Dungy, and Eagles Coach Andy Reid. All were in agreement on the need for additional support measures to be added to Michael's plan to enhance his opportunity to succeed in life and football. These additional steps will remain confidential, but they will require Michael to meet even higher standards.