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NFL Commish Clears Vick on Club Shooting

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    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick said he had nothing to do with a shooting that left a man hurt outside a club in June. And NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell believes he's telling the truth -- at least for now.

    The NFL released a statement late Tuesday saying Vick would not be disciplined for the incident that happened outside a Virginia Beach, Va. club on June 25.

    "Commissioner Goodell informed Michael Vick today (Tuesday, August 3) at Eagles camp that there will be no disciplinary action as a result of the incident in Virginia, based on his current understanding of the facts," the statement read in part.

    Vick maintained from the onset that he had nothing to do with the shooting. He was at the club celebrating his 30th birthday and told investigators he left between 10 and 20 minutes before shots were fired.

    Though doubts were placed on that statement by the introduction of surveillance video that seemed to refute those claims. Another issue was the fact that the shooting victim was Quanis Phillips -- a co-defendant in Vick's federal dog fighting case.

    Vick has been on thin ice in the league after returning to football following his 21 month prison sentence related to a dog fighting ring at his Virginia home.

    Just a week ago, Vick told NBC Philadelphia he was concerned about being sidelined by the investigation.

    “Two or three weeks ago I was curious if I’d be going to training camp,” he said.

    Vick and his biggest supporters -- former Colt's coach Tony Dungy and Eagles head coach Andy Reid -- told Goodell they would add "additional support measures" to the QB's reentry plan.

    What those measures entail is confidential, according to the statement.