Tony Dungy has served as a mentor to Michael Vick, so his word carries some weight in all things Vick-related.
Dungy offered up some of his insights on Vick’s association with the shooting that took place at his 30th birthday party during an interview on the Dan Patrick Show on Thursday, saying the decision to hold a public birthday party where people pay to get in was “a recipe for failure.”
[Editor’s Note: Go figure.]
Dungy declined to talk about the specifics of what went down, but went on to say that the incident “could have been disastrous and may still be.” He also added that while he wasn’t aware of any meeting with Commissioner Roger Goodell, if the expectation exists that Vick won’t be involved in anything that casts a negative light on the league, he probably didn’t live up to that.
“Personally, I think that he didn’t do a lot wrong legally,” Dungy said. “Roger just has to look at their relationship and what his expectations were with Michael. If, legally, you’ve got to stay aboveboard, then I think Michael did that. If you can’t do anything that’s going to put a bad face on the NFL, then I think Michael didn’t do that.”