Suspended QB Vick met with Goodell on Wednesday, AP sources say

Suspended quarterback Michael Vick and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell talked face-to-face Wednesday at a security firm in Allendale, N.J., two people familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press.

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Vick and three members of his team, including agent Joel Segal, attended the sitdown with Goodell at Buckley Petersen Global Inc., according to two people who requested anonymity because the NFL hasn't acknowledged the meeting.

League spokesman Greg Aiello declined to confirm that the meeting had taken place when contacted by the AP on Thursday and insisted no decisions on Vick's status with the NFL have been made.

"This is a serious matter," Aiello said in an e-mail sent to NFL Network's Jason La Canfora. "We are engaging in a careful and thoughtful process, and no decisions have been made."

Goodell told the AP on Tuesday, one day after Vick was released from federal custody, that he hoped to make a decision on the quarterback's status with the league "in the near future." Goodell declined to define the timetable.

Goodell indefinitely suspended Vick in August 2007 after the former Atlanta Falcons quarterback admitted bankrolling the "Bad Newz Kennels" dogfighting operation. Goodell has said Vick must show remorse and signs that he has changed before the commissioner would consider reinstating him.

Vick's Virginia-based attorney, Lawrence Woodward, and Segal didn't respond to messages left Thursday night regarding the meeting with the commissioner.

Vick served most of his 23-month sentence at the federal penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kan., before being transferred to home confinement in late May. The electronic monitor he wore on his ankle in Hampton was removed Monday morning, freeing Vick from federal custody.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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