Not so fast.
That's the mindset of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell when it comes to allowing Plaxico Burress and Michael Vick to return to the field this season, according to a Yahoo! report.
The commissioner, in keeping with his get-tough stance on personal conduct, is leaning towards suspending Burress and Vick, the report stated, citing 3 sources with knowledge of the situation. Goodell recently suspended Browns WR Donte' Stallworth indefinitely after Stallworth pleaded guilty to DUI manslaughter in the death of a Miami man.
A similar "indefinite suspension" could be in line for Burress, who has yet to be indicted on felony gun charges after he accidentally shot himself in the thigh in November. Yahoo! cited a league source who insisted that Goodell is "irritated" that Burress has refused to accept any jail time as part of a plea bargain and that the commissioner is prepared to suspend Burress even before prosecutors take any action in the case.