Vick admits guilt

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  1. Carpy

    Carpy Disgruntled foreign veteran

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    I don't think Goodell ever comes out and says "lifetime ban", becuase all that would do is institute appeals from Vick's lawyers etc about how grossly unfair it is. All Goodell needs to do is set the conditions of applying for re-instatement at a ridiculously high level and follow through. It may appear to outsiders that nothing has happened, but Vick is gone for good.

    Also, on the gambling thing, I am amazed at the over-reaction to gambling on an event unrelated to football. Players gamble all the time. Heck, this off-season two of them had a fight in a casino. Admittedly, Vick was gambling on an illegal event and consequently that should be treated more severely under the personal conduct policy, but gambling in itself (on events OTHER THAN Football) is not a mortal sin.
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  2. Riverman

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    I may have misunderstood. I thought part of the plea deal was to avoid racketeering charges from being filed.
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  3. dg1979us

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    After the NBA ref getting caught gambling on games, I dont think any of the Pro sports leagues are going to take illegal gambling lightly. Even if that gambling isnt related to one of the major sports leagues, the respective leagues dont want it associated with their players, coaches, or refs at all.
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  4. Puck

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  5. dg1979us

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    I believe it was, but I doubt that Goodell is going to let him off the hook for it.
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  6. Puck

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    in federal court

    but not in NFL reprimand preceedings
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  7. Puck

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    I just hope any league induced punishment begins AFTER he is released from prison ...... having the 2 run congruently would be a farce
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  8. Bababooey

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    Partly why the NFL does their own investigations. which isn't the best idea i suppose. but is here. he did it mostly to avoid RICO charges since the charges against him after the new testimonies would be 2 of the 45 [47?] crimes that when commited "together," can constitute 20 years/$25,000 fine added to the sentence or doubling [tripling maybe?] of the sentence.
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  9. dg1979us

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    I understand that, but that has nothing to do with the league. Goodell is still going to punish him, on top of the legal punishment.
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  10. Riverman

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    How much real "jail time" do you think Vick will serve? We have the plea hearing August 27th. Then we'll have to wait for the sentencing hearing. I highly doubt Vick serves all the time he is initially sentenced. How is Goodell going to know how much time Vick will actually serve? Oh- we'll have to wait and see for that. Then we'll see if Goodell calls him into his office AFTER he has served his time? Sounds crazy.

    Goodell should have just cooked Vick the way he did Pac. It would have been a whole lot easier if he just followed his own precedent.
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