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“Once the season begins, Vick may participate in all team activities except games, and Goodell said he would consider Vick for full reinstatement by Week 6 (Oct. 18-19) at the latest. "Sure, he would love to play football in the NFL again," Dungy said, "but I think he has other priorities." Dungy said Vick wants to reconnect with his three children after missing 18 months of their lives. "He also would like to have a positive impact on young people's lives and he realizes that his dogfighting conviction has been a huge negative in that respect," Dungy said. "I know he wants to turn that around and help kids understand the importance of good decision-making." Marc Morial, the president of the National Urban League, said in a statement that Goodell made the right choice in reinstating Vick and reaching out to Dungy as a mentor. "We support the principle that one should not only be allowed, but also encouraged to return to their chosen profession after fulfilling their debt to society," Morial said. "Michael Vick's offenses were tragic and wrong and he has paid a debt through both prison and public ridicule. Now [Vick] can demonstrate that he can and will serve as a role model for young men in communities across the nation." Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
I know the public will be skeptical, but I think, over time, people will find there's a different side to him than what they've seen so far.” -- Tony Dungy