NFL commissioner Roger Goodell may be close to reaching a decision on Michael Vick, NFL sources told ESPN.
League sources told ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio and Chris Mortensen Thursday that sometime next week Goodell is expected to announce a conditional reinstatement of Vick, which would allow Vick to go to training camp if he signed with a team but that could also include a four-game suspension.
“Can we suspend him in basically double jeopardy?” asked the league source. “That’s the question.”
Goodell had already given Vick an indefinite suspension that ran concurrent with the 23-month federal prison sentence and home confinement stemming from Vick’s role in an illegal dogfighting ring.
According to a source close to Vick, the former Falcons quarterback is hoping to receive no additional punishment. A four-game suspension would likely inhibit his ability to catch on with an NFL team. No teams have expressed interest in bringing Vick in for a tryout as of yet.
As part of the deal, Goodell is reserving judgement in the event of any further transgressions from Vick.