NFL Commish Conditionally Reinstates Vick

It's official: QB may play as soon as October —if he can find a team
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 27, 2009 3:43 PM CDT
NFL Commish Conditionally Reinstates Vick
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks to reporters during a news conference Tuesday, July 21, 2009 in New York.   (Mary Altaffer)

Michael Vick was reinstated by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell today and could play in regular-season games as early as October. Vick can immediately participate in preseason practices, workouts and meetings and can play in the final two preseason games—if he can find a team that will sign him. A number have already said they would not.

"Needless to say, your margin for error is extremely limited," Goodell wrote in a letter to Vick. "I urge you to take full advantage of the resources available to support you and to dedicate yourself to rebuilding your life and your career. If you do this, the NFL will support you." (Read more NFL stories.)

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