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Friday
Sep192014

Vick Supports Goodell

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(FLORHAM PARK, N.J.) -- Many people are questioning whether NFL commissioner Roger Goodell should keep his job after the way he's handled the array of recent domestic violence charges against NFL players, but New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick isn't one of them.

"You have to give the man a chance," Vick said of Goodell. "You have to give him a chance, you have to give everybody a chance to get it right."

Vick went on to say that Goodell is doing a great job and that progress is being made.

"You see the other teams that are dealing with it now are making the right decisions, based on what has happened in weeks prior," he said. "You have to give people a chance. You have to give people a chance, man. You're not always going to get it right the first time."

In 2007, Goodell suspended Vick indefinitely after the quarterback pleaded guilty to federal dogfighting charges.

Vick was eventually reinstated by Goodell after missing two seasons.


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Thursday
Aug282014

NFL: Six-Game Suspension for Any Domestic Violence Charge

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Any player that commits a domestic violence crime will be handed a six-game suspension for a first offense and a lifetime ban for a second offense, the NFL announced on Thursday.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell admitted that he did not get the suspension to Ravens running back Ray Rice correct, which led to the news.

"At times, however, and despite our best efforts, we fall short of our goals," Goodell wrote in a letter. "We clearly did so in response to a recent incident of domestic violence....My disciplinary decision led the public to question our sincerity, our commitment, and whether we understood the toll that domestic violence inflicts on so many families. I take responsibility both for the decision and for ensuring that our actions in the future properly reflect our values."

Rice was suspended for the first two games of the regular season after being arrested on a charge of aggravated assault after allegedly knocking out his fiancee in an elevator in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Goodell and the NFL received much criticism for not coming down harder on a domestic violence case.

"Our personal conduct policy has long made clear that domestic violence and sexual assault are unacceptable. We clearly must do a better job of addressing these incidents in the NFL. And we will," Goodell continued.


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