Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Vick reinstated, but not free under Goodell
The terms of Vick's conditional return for the 2009 season go far beyond any player punishment levied since Goodell became NFL commissioner almost three years ago. To Goodell, it wasn't enough that Vick already missed two full seasons while serving 19 months in a federal penitentiary for dog fighting. If he wants to play in the NFL again, Vick will have to live much of his private life the way Goodell wants him to lead it.