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It's official: League won't suspend Vick

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The NFL will not suspend Michael Vick as a result of a shooting that occurred at his 30th birthday party June 25.

Word that the league wouldn't punish the Eagles' quarterback surfaced more than a week ago, but the NFL officially confirmed that rumor Tuesday.

"Commissioner (Roger) Goodell informed Michael Vick there will be no disciplinary action as a result of the incident in Virginia, based on his current understanding of the facts," a statement from the league read. "Commissioner Goodell spoke several weeks ago by phone with Michael, Tony Dungy, and Eagles coach Andy Reid.

"All were in agreement on the need for additional support measures to be added to Michael's plan to enhance his opportunity to succeed in life and football. These additional steps will remain confidential, but they will require Michael to meet even higher standards."

Police said no charges would be filed in the case because of a lack of cooperation by witnesses and the victim, whom Vick's attorney, Larry Woodward, identified as Quanis Phillips, a co-defendant in the federal dogfighting case that led to Vick being imprisoned for 18 months.

 

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