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    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to come down Hard on Burress, Vick

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    Several NFL sources have indicated that they expect NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to take harsh actions against Michael Vick and Plaxico Burress under the NFL’s personal conduct policy.  Goodell recently came down harsh on Donte Stallworth who had pled guilty to DUI manslaughter in the death of a Miami construction worker in March.  Stallworth recieved a 30-day jail sentence, 2 years house arrest and 8 years of probation, and Goodell extended that punishment by suspending Stallworth indefinitely.

    League sources expect Goodell to indefinitely suspend each of Vick and Burress as well.

    Vick is set to be released from federal confinement in mid-July.  Vick served 20 months in jail for his involvement in a dog-fighting ring.  Goodell has indicated that he wants to see Vick show remorse for his actions, and that might mean that Vick will need to stay out of trouble for some period of time before Goodell allows Vick to sign with a team.

    Burress has yet to be indicted for his actions this past November.  Burress was charged with possessing and firing an unregistered gun in New York City.  His case has been postponed until mid-September and he refused to accept jail time while negotiating a plead deal with prosecutors.  While Goodell would probably rather see the criminal justice system take action against Burress before the NFL does, because of the slow pace of the proceedings, that will likely not be the case.  Expect Goodell to announce some punishment against Burress before he is able to report to any team’s mini camp for the 2009-2010 NFL season.

    Stay tuned…

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