Vick won't face punishment from NFL

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, Last Updated: 11:09 PM ET

Bethlehem, PA - The NFL will not take disciplinary action against Michael Vick following the shooting incident that occurred in June outside a Virginia Beach restaurant celebrating his 30th birthday.

League commissioner Roger Goodell visited Eagles camp Tuesday and met with Vick to inform him of the decision, which the NFL announced in a statement.

"Commissioner Goodell spoke several weeks ago by phone with Michael, Tony Dungy, and Eagles Coach Andy Reid," the statement said. "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."

Vick was cleared as a suspect in the shooting incident and no charges were filed in the case, while Vick's lawyer said his client was not involved and had left the party before the shooting took place.

However, Vick, who is still on probation in relation to his dogfighting conviction, was reported to have been in a confrontation prior to the incident and could have faced some punishment from the NFL in regard to the league's personal conduct policy.

At the beginning of camp, Vick said that while he didn't do anything wrong, he never should have put himself in the situation surrounding his birthday party. He said he needed to make good decisions, and while speaking with the media Tuesday, Goodell echoed that sentiment.

"I want him to understand he's in a different position than others," Goodell said. "Because of that he has to conduct himself differently. And he recognizes that, I think. Hopefully he's going to make better decisions going forward."

Vick is scheduled to speak to the media Wednesday.


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