Falcons quarterback Michael Vick said on Monday in his press conference that he would redeem himself. He will get a chance to do so at some point sooner or later with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, as the New York Daily News is reporting that Vick and Goodell will have a meeting. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed to the paper that a meeting will take place, but that no date has been set. While that meeting will be “at some point in the future” the paper points out it would most likely happen before Vick’s December 10th sentencing date.
The QB was suspended by the league indefinitely on Friday. That was the day that Vick signed a guilty plea in Richmond, Virgina in the dogfighting case against him. Many think that once he is sentenced on December 10th that he will get between a year and 18 months in prison for his role in the ring, which included him bank rolling the operation. The thought process in the media is that Vick would serve his prison time, then a one-year suspension from the league, making him able to be back on the field in 2010.
As the saga plays out, it will be interesting to see if Vick makes it back in the NFL, if he makes it back playing quarterback or another position, and the most interesting question will be what team will he be playing for upon his return. The Falcons are already dealing with a PR nightmare because of Vick, and one would think that owner Artuhur Blank, who had been like a father to Vick, would sooner than later cut ties with him all together and release him. So what will come of the meeting with Goodell and Vick? Likely nothing, other than a couple of “I’m sorry” from the QB to the commish, and the commish laying down the law as to what the QB will have to do in order to make it back to the good graces of the league.