Michael Vick Says He Wasn’t Blocked From Going To Cincy or BuffaloBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News, Quarterbacks Thursday, August 18th, 2011
I’m sure you’re aware of the GQ article that’s coming out shortly and has been talked about all over the media. Michael Vick had reportedly said that the NFL Commissioner blocked him from going to Cincinnati or Buffalo. He has changed that statement and released the following statement today.
“I felt it was necessary to put out a statement today clarifying the article in GQ Magazine. I did speak with many people, but the decision to sign in Philadelphia was based on my discussions with my agent, my family and with Coach Reid. And after those discussions, it became clear to me that this was the place I wanted to play and resume my NFL career. The Commissioner never told me to sign or not sign with particular teams. Again, I want to make it perfectly clear that this was a decision I made and, as I have said numerous times before, I’m very happy with the way it has worked out for me and my family.”
The NFL office tried to give Vick some help in cleaning up his previous comments.
“Michael Vick’s decision on where to play to put himself in the best position to succeed was entirely his own. Commissioner Goodell obviously met and spoke to Michael and his representatives as part of his decision on whether to reinstate Michael and on what terms. But the commissioner would never steer players to or away from particular teams and did not do so in this case.”
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