July 24, 2009

Vick, Goodell met in New Jersey, though the league is not confirming this: Looks like talks aimed at Vick's reinstatement are underway.

posted by dviking to football at 12:24 AM - 11 comments

From what I've been hearing, it sounds like Vick will get a conditional reinstatement soon.

I sure hope the allegations that he spent his first night of freedom at a strip club with Allen Iverson are false. Nothing against Iverson, or pole dancers, just hoping Vick would show more sense than to be seen in that environment on his 1st day out.

posted by dviking at 12:28 AM on July 24, 2009

Wouldn't be surprised about the strip club. Two years (or whatever) of jail and no ladies there can do that to a person. He probably thought about that night every single day...

posted by topspinlob at 12:38 AM on July 24, 2009

I think crediting him with ANY sense at all is a huge stretch.

Guy needs to be shut in a cage with a dozen hungry, rabid pitbulls.

posted by Drood at 02:08 AM on July 24, 2009

I think the Taco Bell chihuahua died the same day that Vick took off his ankle bracelet. Smart dog. Why take chances?

Too bad the NFL doesn't have a franchise in Utah. Short of that, maybe Vick can back up Aaron Rogers in Green Bay.

Or, Goodell could go straight to the bonus round and arrange to have Vick suit up for Al Davis.

If Vick can't get back to the NFL, some SEC team has got to want him on their staff, mainly for their away games in Athens, so he can chase the Georgia mascot around the hedges.

Tennessee, maybe. He's comfortable in orange already.

posted by beaverboard at 07:59 AM on July 24, 2009

The Bucs should take him. They are collectors of QBs anyway. When Leftwich gets hurt, they have McCown. Sad state of affairs in Tampa Bay.

Washington have already pretty much said they don't have a lot of faith in Campbell with their machinations to get Cutler, so maybe they would take a chance.

posted by bperk at 09:50 AM on July 24, 2009

He's in for an uphill battle, not playing for 2 years and all, but maybe he's learned a lesson or two and can put it behind him. I think he has more than paid the price for what he did (in light of Donte Stallworth's sentence, and a few others, too) and who knows? He might surprise us all.

posted by mjkredliner at 10:30 AM on July 24, 2009

Yes, who can suppress his excitement at the chance to sign a quarterback who completed an astounding 52.6% of his passes in his last full season? A quarterback who has thrown 71 touchdowns in his career, but also thrown 52 picks and fumbled 55 times? A quarterback who was 15-16 in his last two seasons before going to the hoosegow?

Holy crap, where do I sign up?!?

Yes, I know the guy can run. Yes, I know he's athletic. So for God's sake, do what should have been done five or six years ago -- make this guy a running back.

posted by wfrazerjr at 11:16 AM on July 24, 2009

Actually, Washington is not a bad idea.

It's very close to home for him. For better or worse.

Plus, being coached by a former left-handed QB (who actually accomplished a lot when he played in the league).

The 'Skins feature uniforms that are close to his college colors, too. It's all natural.

If Vick went off the rails in DC, we might never find out about it. A legislator or lobbyist would come right along with some new sordid scandal and bump Vick to the back of the news.

posted by beaverboard at 11:47 AM on July 24, 2009

I think he has more than paid the price for what he did (in light of Donte Stallworth's sentence, and a few others, too)

IMO, the others should've gotten more, not Vick getting less. But that said, the rumor I read today was for a 4 game suspension. Few teams will want him, if he's going to have to miss preseason+4 games...

posted by inigo2 at 12:26 PM on July 24, 2009

just hoping Vick would show more sense than to be seen in that environment on his 1st day out.

Vick may have paid his debt to society. But he's done nothing to make me think he has any sense at all. From "Ron Mexico" to flipping off the fans to the...what was it again...oh yeah, being the criminal mastermind of a dog fighting operation for years as well as personally torturing and killing dogs.

So though I do not think he and Iverson were actually there, he is clearly that fucking stupid.

posted by cjets at 02:52 PM on July 24, 2009

You know, I have to admit that I really don't give him credit for having the sense to stay away from a strip joint on the 1st night out, I was just hoping he did.

posted by dviking at 07:25 PM on July 24, 2009

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