You have to give props to Falcons owner Arthur Blank, who according to reports recently had a little sit down with quarterback Michael Vick, and according to Blank, he “could not have been more stern” to Vick about the QB’s recent issues. Blank has had to put up with a lot from Vick as of late, including the recent reports that he knew full well and encourged the dog fighting that was going on at a home that he owned.
“I told him, ‘You represent us as a franchise, you represent yourself as a person and you represent the NFL. It’s not one single thing, it’s a series of things,”‘ Blank said. Vick is on the radar of NFL commissioner Roger Goddell, and if #7 is not careful, he is going to end up suspended, just like Titans CB Adam Jones and Bengals WR Chris Henry.
“What (Goodell) will do about it, I’m not sure, but he’s not going to take it lightly,” Blank said. “He’s got Michael on his radar and I think he made that clear to Michael as well.” Blank stated that he asked Goddell to speak to Vick last month at the NFL Draft in New York.
Vick did speak out about his meeting with the commish and Blank, and gave a heartfelt answer that he had better live up to or he may find himself watching instead of playing some of 2007. “They both challenged me to be more accountable in all areas of my life,” Vick said. “I know I need to make some changes around me to make sure that the people in my life have my best interest at heart. My goal is to not let my fans, my teammates or my coaches down.”