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COPY-Falcons hold off on suspending Vick until NFL completes probe

Associated Press - July 24, 2007 10:33 PM ET

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons wanted to suspend Michael Vick but are holding off at the request of the NFL.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (GUH'-dehl) has barred Vick from taking part in training camp while the league investigates a federal dogfighting indictment against 1 of its most prominent players.

The Falcons say they wanted to give Vick a 4-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.

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