Gooodell mum on Vick’s status
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 22, 2009
NEW YORK ó NFL commissioner Roger Goodell isn’t revealing when he’ll decide whether to reinstate Michael Vick now that he has been released from federal custody.
“The process is ongoing, and I hope to make a decision sometime in the near future,” Goodell said one day after Vick’s home confinement ended.
Training camps open for veterans next week, and Goodell would not say when he’ll meet with Vick.RAMS
ST. LOUIS ó The Rams signed their fifth-round draft pick, wide receiver pick Brooks Foster. He had 97 catches for 1,237 yards and six touchdowns in his career at North Carolina.
NEW YORK ó Singer Marc Anthony is the latest music star to join forces with the Miami Dolphins.
Anthony will become a minority owner. Singer Gloria Estefan and her husband, producer Emilio Estefan, also bought a small stake in the club last month.New Dolphins owner Stephen Ross also began a partnership in May with Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville enterprise, which includes Land Shark Lager.
Buffett has yet to accept Ross’ invitation to become a minority owner, but the Dolphins’ stadium has been renamed Land Shark Stadium for this season. Buffett has also written a song for the team.
ATLANTA ó The Atlanta Falcons may be looking for offensive line depth after veteran Jeremy Newberry, signed by the team in June, retired.
Newberry’s agent, Doug Hendrickson, said the center hurt his left knee.