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Falcons says cutting Vick not in team's best interest
August 27, 2007 / 4:49 PM / 10 years ago

Falcons says cutting Vick not in team's best interest

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The owner of the Atlanta Falcons football team said on Monday it was not in the team’s best long-term interests to cut convicted star quarterback Michael Vick from the squad.

<p>Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick arrives at a news conference after pleading guilty to charges of dogfighting in Richmond, Virginia August 27, 2007. Vick pleaded guilty and publicly apologized on Monday for his role in a dogfighting case that will land him in jail and already has prompted his suspension from the sport. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts</p>

Shortly after Vick pleaded guilty to the charge of conspiracy in an illegal dogfighting enterprise, team owner Arthur Blank said, “We cannot tell you today that Michael is cut from the team,” adding that it was not in the team’s best long-term interests.

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