ATLANTA, GA -- The Atlanta Falcons wanted to suspend Michael
Vick but are holding off at the request of the N-F-L.
N-F-L commissioner Roger Goodell has barred Vick from taking part in training camp while the league investigates a federal dogfighting indictment against one of its most prominent players.
The Falcons say they wanted to give Vick a four-game suspension
until Goodell asked them to hold off.
Falcons owner Arthur Blank confirms the team has held internal
discussions about cutting Vick. Blank called the dogfighting
allegations "really horrific."
Vick is scheduled to be arraigned in Richmond, Virginia, on
Thursday. That's the same day the Falcons open training camp.