FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) _ Michael Vick's future in the NFL
will hinge on him convincing commissioner Roger Goodell that he's
truly remorseful for the mistakes he's made.
That was Goodell's message Tuesday, speaking of the quarterback only hours before he was expected to be released from a federal
prison in Kansas. Vick will need not only to say he's sorry, but
convince Goodell he means those words if there's any chance his
indefinite suspension will be lifted.
Goodell and Vick will meet sometime about reinstatement, but not before the remainder of Vick's sentence is completed. Once released
from prison, Vick will remain largely in home confinement until July 20.
Meantime, the Humane Society of the United States says Vick wants to work with the group on a program aimed at eradicating dogfighting among urban teens.
Society president Wayne Pacelle tells The Associated Press that he met with Vick at the federal prison in Leavenworth, Kan., and that the meeting came after Vick's legal team approached the animal-rights group.
Vick was convicted of financing a dogfighting ring and participating in the executions of poorly performing pit bulls.
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