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Former NFL star Vick's dogfighting sentence ends

HAMPTON, Va. - Michael Vick is free to revive his football career after completing his sentence for his role in a dogfighting ring.

Vick's attorney Lawrence Woodward told the Associated Press outside Vick's suburban Virginia home that the former Atlanta Falcons quarterback had been released from federal custody as scheduled. That means Vick no longer has to wear the electronic monitor he's had on while under home confinement for the last two months of his 23-month dogfighting sentence.

Freedom allows Vick to step up his efforts to resume his pro football career. He hopes to meet with the NFL commissioner soon.

Goodell remains mum on when he'll decide on Vick

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell isn't revealing when he'll decide whether to reinstate Michael Vick now that the former Atlanta Falcons star quarterback has been released from federal custody.

A day after Vick's home confinement ended, Goodell reiterated Tuesday that he plans to rule on Vick "sometime in the near future" but wouldn't define what "near future" means.

Vick served 23 months on a dogfighting conviction. NFL training camps open for veterans next week.

Goodell would not say when he'll meet with Vick. The commissioner has said he wants to see remorse and evidence of change from the player he suspended indefinitely.

Even if Goodell reinstates Vick, the 29-year-old quarterback would still have to find a team willing to sign him.

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