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Vick Barred From Falcons Training Camp

Pending review of dogfight charges
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 24, 2007 6:20 AM CDT
Vick Barred From Falcons Training Camp
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick watches the defense against the Washington Redskins during an NFL football game in this Dec. 3, 2006 file photo, in Landover, Md.Vick was ordered by commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday, July 23, 2007 to stay away from the Falcons' training camp until the league...   (Associated Press)

Atlanta quarterback MIchael Vick has been barred from the Falcons training camp by National Football Commissioner Roger Goodell until the league can review federal dogfighting charges against him. "While it is for the criminal justice system to determine your guilt or innocence, it is my responsibility to determine whether your conduct violated league policies," Goodell wrote in a letter to Vick.

Vick won't forfeit any of his summer pay. The league will complete its review, which will likely involve discussions with federal law enforcement officials, as quickly as possible, Goodell said. Public pressure has been mounting on the league and the Falcons to take some kind of action. The Falcons open camp Thursday, the same day Vick is scheduled to be arraigned . (More NFL stories.)

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