NFL quarterback Michael Vick is safe from any league punishment, despite being tied to a club shooting last month, NFL sources told ESPN.

Quanis Phillips, a co-defendant in the dogfighting case that sent both Vick and Phillips to federal jail two years ago, was shot outside the Guadalajara nightclub in Virginia Beach on June 24 during a birthday celebration for the 30-year-old NFL star.

Vick, who is prohibited from contact with any felons – including Phillips – had already left the club when the victim was shot, but questions still remained about whether or not he would be suspended by the league for placing the NFL image in jeopardy. But ESPN reported July 26 that Vick spoke with league Commissioner Roger Goodell in a lengthy phone conversation and was assured he would not be punished.

According to The Associated Press, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told reporters the NFL currently has no comments in reference to Vick or his off-the-field issues, but ESPN says Vick and Goodell are scheduled to meet again on Aug. 3.

Virginia Beach Police told the media they decided not to file charges against Vick in the case, and the Commonwealth’s attorney Harvey L. Bryant also told reporters that police investigation showed he “was not aware of whether or not anyone was going to be shot, was threatened to be shot or anything to do with any of that business.”

Vick still remains the backup quarterback for Philadelphia Eagles starter Kevin Kolb and reported to team training camp on July 26. He completed six of 13 passes for 86 yards and a touchdown, while rushing for 95 yards and two touchdowns as a reserve quarterback in 2009. Vick has passes for more than 11,000 yards and 72 touchdowns, while rushing for nearly 4,000 yards and 23 touchdowns in his seven-season career.