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Michael Vick suspended from NFL indefinitely

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New York City, NY-  Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was suspended indefinitely without pay by the NFL on Friday. The punishment was handed down hours after he acknowledged in court papers that he bankrolled gambling on dogfighting, and helped kill some dogs not worthy of the pit.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says he'll review the status of the suspension following the conclusion of legal proceedings.

Vick insists he placed no bets of his own nor took any winnings. But Goodell says Vick's actions in funding the betting and his association with illegal gambling both violate the terms of his NFL player contract.

Goodell says Vick's admitted conduct was "not only illegal but also cruel and reprehensible."

A "summary of facts" signed by Vick was filed along with his written plea agreement on a federal dogfighting conspiracy charge. He now must appear before U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson to formally plead guilty and then he'll await sentencing at a later date.

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