Atlanta Falcons release Michael Vick

By: Chris Curry Email
By: Chris Curry Email

June 12, 2009

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons have released quarterback Michael Vick.

Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff posted the following statement on the team's website:

"The Atlanta Falcons today relinquished their contractual rights to quarterback Michael Vick. 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. 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.”

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has not committed to reinstating Vick after the quarterback completes his 23-month sentence on July 20 for running a dogfighting ring.


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  • by jackie Location: aiken on Jun 13, 2009 at 07:31 AM
    begone thug
  • by Anonymous on Jun 13, 2009 at 05:57 AM
    Vick should never have gone to jail. Manson belongs in jail. At worst, a fine and some community service. This is way overblown. But-this nation puts a higher value on animals than people. Vick would have been better off beating up a person.
  • by Bob Location: Aiken, SC on Jun 13, 2009 at 05:28 AM
    Should have let him go a long time ago!!
  • by danny Location: alday on Jun 12, 2009 at 06:26 PM
    i think that u r makeing a mistake by letting him go... i know he has messed up but u should give him another chance... dont u think he deserves that?
  • by VICK FANN #2 on Jun 12, 2009 at 09:22 AM
    VICK BETTER DAYS ARE AHEAD FOR YOU,THERE ARE A LOT OF OTHERS HAVE DONE THINGS WORST AND THEY DONT GET THIS HARSH OF PUNISHMENT... GOOD LUCK ON YOUR NEXT NFL TEAM
  • by VICK FAN on Jun 12, 2009 at 08:00 AM
    It's there lost, he would do much better elsewhere.
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