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Jets' Vick says NFL Commissioner Goodell doing 'great job' during rough stretch for league

FILE - In this May 20, 2014, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at a news conference at the NFL's spring meeting in Atlanta. Major sponsors including Anheuser-Busch and Visa added to the chorus of disapproval over the National Football League recent actions but are stopping short of pulling advertising, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

FILE - In this May 20, 2014, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at a news conference at the NFL's spring meeting in Atlanta. Major sponsors including Anheuser-Busch and Visa added to the chorus of disapproval over the National Football League recent actions but are stopping short of pulling advertising, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)  (The Associated Press)

New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick says Commissioner Roger Goodell is doing "a great job" while the NFL deals with several off-field issues.

Vick says Thursday that some situations are "more complicated than others," adding that the right decision isn't going to be made immediately every time. The backup quarterback says Goodell needs to be given a chance "to get it right."

Goodell, the league and its teams have come under heavy criticism during the past two weeks over how they are dealing with several players facing domestic violence allegations.

Vick was reinstated to the league by Goodell in 2009 after serving nearly two years in prison for his role in a dog fighting ring. He thinks "in due time" the issues the NFL is facing will be "cleaned up."

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