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A tale of two quarterbacks
Posted Jun. 28 at 09:49 PM
Roger Goodell has a busy schedule these days, looking into the off-field activities of two more NFL quarterbacks. Thus far things look favorable for one of them, less so for the other.
Given the comparative nature of the two offenses, you might think it would be Vince Young (cited for assault at a Dallas-area strip club) rather than Michael Vick (guest of honor at a birthday party where a person was shot in the leg after he'd left) who was in the most trouble. The history, however, indicates that Vick is in the most danger of suspension, according to an ESPN report.
With no previous legal incidents on his resume, Young probably won't be suspended for his misdemeanor assault, says Goodell. One of the conditions of Vick's probation after his release from prison for dogfighting charges was that he not associate with the co-defendants in that case. One of those men is his cousin, and was at his birthday party, and was shot.
At the moment, it's too early to say for certain that Vick will face an NFL ban, but association alone is enough to make it a strong possibility. That would certainly help the value of Kevin Kolb, who stands to lose some goal-line snaps to Vick in the team's offense this year.
Young, meanwhile, should be fine to play the full slate of games.
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