Report: Michael Vick Will Not Be Suspended for Shooting Incident
According to the Philadelphia Daily News, league spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed that the NFL had completed its investigation into the case and Vick would sidestep a suspension. "There is no change in [Vick's] playing status," Aiello said in an email.
Vick was was eventually ruled out as a suspect in Phillips' shooting. No charges were filed, despite police saying that they knew the identity of the person that pulled the trigger, because of "lack of cooperation from the victim, coupled with the reluctance of witnesses," Virginia police spokesman Adam Bernstein said in a statement on July 6.
Vick's behavior has been under close watch by the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell, who reinstated Vick last July after the quarterback was released from prison following an 18-month sentence.
The Eagles recently denied reports that they were considering releasing Vick. He's slated to be the backup to Kevin Kolb as Philadelphia moves forward post-Donovan McNabb.