A California congressman urged NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to "act swiftly and forcefully" if Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was involved in dog fighting on his former property.

U.S. Rep. Tom Lantos (D-Calif.) pointed out in a letter that he's a senior member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which 2 years ago held highly publicized hearings on the use of performance-enhancing drugs in professional sports.

"I am outraged that one of the National Football League's superstars is affiliated with such a heinous enterprise," Lantos wrote.

Last month, police raised a Virginia home owned by Vick and allegedly found evidence of a major dog-fighting operation, including dozens of malnourished and injured dogs. The quarterback has denied any wrongdoing, and no criminal charges have been filed against him.

Vick has since sold the home.


* Packers quarterback Brett Favre reported to minicamp and tried to defuse a week's worth of comments. While saying he was frustrated the Packers did not trade for Randy Moss, Favre said this was no knock on his teammates.

Favre also deflected reports that his agent had asked the team for a trade and considered skipping this weekend's mandatory minicamp to help plan parties for his daughter's high school graduation next week.

* Linebacker A.J. Nicholson was arrested on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge in Kentucky, the first arrest of a Cincinnati Bengals' player since commissioner Roger Goodell cracked down on misconduct last month. * Former Princeton receiver Marc Ross, who later was the Eagles director of college scouting, was hired to head the New York Giants' scouting department and to run their NFL draft. During his tenure with the Eagles, Ross was responsible for drafting Brian Westbrook, Lito Sheppard and Derrick Burgess. *