Well, well, well. It looks like the NFL told Michael Vick that his services are not needed at training camp. I guess we need to applaud Roger Goodell for his hard approach to cleaning up the NFL. The truth is, I’ve lost a lot of respect for Goodell.
In spite all of the rhetoric that you will hear from Goodell, the decision was made because of the protesting and the bad press the League was receiving after not acting on this situation. Once again, money talks, and principles get thrown out the window. If not for PETA and other animal rights groups, the NFL would have stayed back and allowed the court system to dictate the ending to this mess.
Now, I agree, the League probably should wait until accusations become “concrete,” but some would argue that Vick’s indictment was more “concrete” than Adam Jones’ situation was as the time Goodell suspended the Titans cornerback for the 2007 season.
Goodell almost looked hypocritical in how he handled Vick indictment. Micheal Vick is clearly a bigger star than “Tank” Johnson, Chris Henry, or Jones. So, when you see that the League’s Commissioner was a little slow to deal with the player, it looked that Goodell was persuaded by the “almighty dollar.”