News coming from the Falcons says that they will release suspended quarterback Michael Vick on June 12th.
Vick is currently under home confinement because of a charge of dog-fighting. There is still 5 weeks left of the 23-month federal sentence. Although NFL commissioner Roger Goodell decides to reinstate Vick, the Falcons would not like to let Vick stay in team. They tried to trade Vick's rights but no one would take it. Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff told media that they decides to release Vick so that he will be able to re-engage his football career in another club.
Vick was previously a good player. He was the first overall pick of the Falcons in 2001 and went to three Pro Bowls before he was imprisoned on dog-fighting charges in 2007.
“Michael remains suspended by the NFL. However, in the event NFL commissioner Roger Goodell decides to reinstate Michael, we feel his best opportunity to re-engage his football career would be at another club,” Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said in a statement. “Our entire organization sincerely hopes that Michael will continue to focus his efforts on making positive changes in his life, and we wish him well in that regard.”
Teaching material for other players. As NFL players, they should have done more things producing positive impact.