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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]
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