Fly Like an Eagle: Vick Eligible to Play Week 3

Goodell: "Hopefully we can have a success story here, which would be good for society in general..."


After a meeting in New Jersey with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, it was decided Michael Vick would be eligible to take part in professional American football contests as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. From ESPN:

The Eagles play the New York Jets in their final preseason game Thursday night at the Meadowlands. Eagles coach Andy Reid said backup Kevin Kolb will start the game, and Vick would get in during the first half, as well as start the second half.

Goodell said on Tuesday that he has been talking to Vick on a weekly basis. "A lot of those issues I'm focusing on are off the field," Goodell said. "How is he dealing with the transition? ... Does he have the right people around him helping him make decisions?"

Don't screw this up, Mike.