Vick Penance Seems Perfectly Timed, To Diminish The Story

michaelvick_aboutRoger Goodell conditional reinstated Michael Vick, so that he would be able to return for the sixth week, Oct. 18-19. It appears to be wariness and excess punishment for a man fresh off a 23-month federal sentence, but the timing buries the story too well to be coincidence.

Vick’s punishment is longer than the common four games, but short enough for a team to sign him. It upsets no one. It neutralizes the partisans.  It is the perfect length to limit the controversy.

Continued at The Big Lead

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