NFL Will Let Vick Play Again

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 23, 2009 7:54 PM CDT
Former Atlanta Falcon quarterback Michael Vick, left, arrives at federal court with attorney Larry Woodward in Norfolk, Va., July 20.   (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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(Newser) – Michael Vick can play football again, ESPN reports. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell met with the newly free quarterback today and settled on a conditional reinstatement, sources say. Vick will be allowed to sign with a team—so far, none have said they want him—but will be suspended four games once the season starts. During their meeting, Vick reportedly offered a personal apology to Goodell for lying about his role in a dogfighting ring. The news comes just in time: NFL training camps open next week.