NFL: Goodell wants genuine remorse from Vick
LEXINGTON, Va. ó NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says Michael Vick has paid a significant price for doing an “egregious thing” and will have to show genuine remorse and that the experience has changed him in order to get a chance at resuming his career in the league.
Goodell appeared at Washington & Lee University, engaging in a panel discussion about leadership in sports and taking questions from the audience.
Vick is serving a 23-month prison term and has a team of lawyers trying to settle his finances in bankruptcy court. A major component of the bankruptcy lawyers’ efforts to find a way for Vick to satisfy his creditors is based on his ability to again earn millions in the NFL.
Many have speculated that Vick would become a lightning rod for animal rights groups and others if he is reinstated and added to a team’s roster, but Goodell said he think the public will apply the same standard he’ll use when determining whether to allow him to return.