Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Goodell: No discipline for Vick in shooting

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Commissioner Roger Goodell told Michael Vick he will not be disciplined for a shooting at the quarterback's birthday party.

Goodell spoke with Vick on Tuesday while visiting the Eagles during his training camp tour. Vick was scheduled to speak to reporters today.

The NFL and the Eagles looked into the shooting at a nightclub in Virginia Beach, Va., where Vick held his 30th birthday party June 25. Police said no charges would be filed because of a lack of cooperation by witnesses and the victim, whom Vick's attorney Larry Woodward identified as Quanis Phillips, a co-defendant in Vick's federal dogfighting case.

"(Vick) understands the responsibility he has and the position he's in, and he has to make good decisions," Goodell said. "Hopefully he's going to make good decisions moving forward."

Bengals: First-round draft pick Jermaine Gresham signed a five-year contract (no details available), and the tight end joined the team at training camp in Georgetown, Ky.

Cardinals: First-round draft pick Dan Williams passed the conditioning test, gasping his way through the drills, and now will try to beat out Bryan Robinson for the nose tackle job.

Dolphins: Rookie linebacker A.J. Edds, a fourth-round draft pick, will miss the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

Falcons: The league suspended defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux for the Sept. 12 opener at Pittsburgh for his December arrest on marijuana charges in suburban Atlanta. Babineaux also was fined one week's pay, $260,000 of his $2.2 million salary. Babineaux pleaded guilty to felony marijuana possession July 19. The charge was reduced to three misdemeanors, and he received a one-year probation. Police found 1½ ounces of marijuana in Babineaux's car.

Jaguars: Defensive tackle Tyson Alualu, the 10th overall pick in the draft, signed his five-year, $28 million contract one day after agreeing to it and had his first practice in full pads.

Lions: Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, the second overall pick in the draft, and the team agreed to terms on a five-year contract worth $40 million guaranteed, and as much as $68 million total, according to media reports. The deal was expected to be done today.

Packers: Defensive end Johnny Jolly made a deal with Houston prosecutors to avoid trial on a felony drug charge and have the case dismissed if he stays out of trouble for the next year. Jolly was charged with possession of a controlled substance — having at least 200 grams of codeine — after being arrested July 2008 at a club. In June the league suspended him for this season for violating its substance abuse policy.

Redskins: Defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth didn't take the conditioning test, again because of a sore left knee. Haynesworth has attempted the test three times and passed on it three times. He can't practice until he passes it.

Goodell: No discipline for Vick in shooting 08/03/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 11:38pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Good to be bad? Dirk Koetter's call for bold, brash Bucs

    Bucs

    Is being a badass team all about swagger and toughness? "Our whole thing is about competing," Bucs coach Dirk Koetter says. (Loren Elliott | Times)
  2. Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze resigns over 'inappropriate conduct' (w/ video)

    College

    OXFORD, Miss. — Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze was at Jackson Country Club on Wednesday night, giving his yearly rah-rah speech about the Rebels overcoming adversity and getting ready for the college football season.

    If Hugh Freeze hadn’t resigned, Ole Miss says it would have fired him for violating his contract’s moral turpitude clause.
  3. Fennelly: With playoff chase in high gear, it's time for Rays to make a move

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG

    Thursday was an off-day for the Rays, who are coming off a solid western swing. I assume there was no rest for the tag-team Rays baseball brain trust of Matt Silverman, Erik Neander and Chaim Bloom, whose job it is to improve this team in advance of the trade deadline. They've done a good job …

    Evan Longoria is glad to see the Rangers coming to town: He’s batting .296 against them with 15 homers and 56 RBIs in 69 career games.
  4. Rays vs. Rangers, 7:10 p.m. Friday, Tropicana Field

    The Heater

    Tonight: vs. Rangers

    7:10, Tropicana Field

    TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

    PORT CHARLOTTE, FL - FEBRUARY 18:  Alex Cobb #53 of the Tampa Bay Rays poses for a portrait during the Tampa Bay Rays photo day on February 18, 2017 at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Floida.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
  5. Good news for Rays on Steven Souza Jr. as MRI shows 'no damage' to hip

    Blogs

    The Rays got good news today on RF Steven Souza Jr., as an MRI showed "no damage" to his left hip.

    Steven Souza Jr. #20 of the Tampa Bay Rays holds his leg after hurting himself trying to steal second base in the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on July 19, 2017 in Oakland, California.