Sources close to Michael Vick are reporting that Vick’s decision to take the prosecution’s offer depends on whether or not the NFL will allow him to play again.
Vick is awaiting a decision from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (pictured), who is conducting a separate investigation into whether Vick ran afoul of the league’s conduct policy. If Goodell bans Vick for life for his participation in dog fighting or gambling, Vick is expected to take the case to trial in the hopes that an acquittal will allow him to play in the NFL according to the source.
The source also says if Vick is not handed a lifetime ban, Vick may take the plea deal in the hopes of a lenient sentence.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot