Vick's judgment fall

Posted: July 09, 2010

TONY DUNGY, aka Michael Vick's biggest fan, said the Eagles backup quarterback may still feel the wrath of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

It was Dungy, you'll remember, who convinced the Eagles to give Vick a shot after he had served nearly 2 years in prison for his role in a dogfighting ring.

Yesterday, Dungy appeared on the Dan Patrick Radio Show and said that Vick used poor judgment in attending a birthday party thrown in his honor at a club in Virginia Beach, Va., on June 25.

Police have said Vick wasn't present during a shooting that took place outside the club. But, on Tuesday, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league is still looking at the case.

"He made some mistakes that he probably won't make again, hopefully." Dungy told Patrick. "It was just not very good judgment and putting himself in a position where you're inviting the public to pay money and come to a birthday party, and you've got people there that you don't know who they are. You've got people that may be carrying weapons, people that are going to drink alcohol. And it's late at night. It's a recipe for failure.

"I think the bottom line is that he made some mistakes by being in the wrong place. He left that place before anything really happened, but it could have been disastrous and may still be."

Bonilla laughing all the way to bank

You already know LeBron James will get a boatload to play for the Heat. However, you may not know that Bobby Bonilla will get almost $30 million over the next 25 years without playing at all.

The Wall Street Journal first broke the story, reporting that in 2000 the Mets decided to buy out the final year of Bonilla's $5.9 million contract.

But instead of a lump-sum payout, the Mets and Bonilla agreed to a deferred payment that included interest.

The bottom line is that Bonilla, 47, will receive $1.19 million per year for the next 25 years.

Heck, that's more money than many of the current Mets make per year.

Bonilla's reaction, according to the report: "[Even] a blind squirrel can find an acorn."

- Tom Mahon

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