We still don’t know that Michael Vick did anything wrong at his 30th birthday “All White” party last Thursday night in Virginia Beach, Virginia but we do know he did something majorly wrong by being there in the first place.
His name is in the headlines and the articles aren’t about scoring or throwing for touchdowns.¬† It’s about a shooting and a police investigation.
What did Vick have to do yesterday?¬† I’ll tell you what he had to do yesterday.¬† He was being questioned by the Virginia Beach Police Department.¬† Vick along with his lawyer, Larry Woodward went to the police department and Vick gave the police his side of the story.
“He said he wasn’t involved, he was gone before the shooting took place, and he doesn’t know who did the shooting,” Woodward said in a telephone interview yesterday.¬† “Michael voluntarily cooperated with the investigation, went in on his own and answered all the police detective’s questions.”
Remember Falcons All-Pro WR Roddy White said the day after, ‚ÄúWe were already gone by the time that stuff started happening, so I don‚Äôt know what‚Äôs going to go on with that or whatever, but we didn‚Äôt have anything to do with it,‚Äù White said.
This all sounds good but there’s one big problem.¬† According to eyewitness accounts in the post, Vick was still at the party or just leaving the party when Quanis Phillips was shot.
Phillips became enraged and started heading for the door.¬† Here’s part of the New York Post account of what happened.
“Before leaving, Phillips slapped a piece of birthday cake off a female partygoer’s plate, splattering the face of the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback with frosting.”Michael didn’t react. I was surprised,” a witness at the bash said.”But Marcus was the one who reacted. He had this I-can’t-believe-this-just-happened, we’ve-been-disrespected look on his face. He was very agitated.”
Phillips left the party screaming and continued hurling obscenities from the parking lot of the Guadalajara nightclub, witnesses said.
“Phillips was still yelling, even outside, then five minutes later, a shot rang out in the parking lot,” a witness outside the club said.”
Phillips was shot about five minutes after he walked out of the club.¬† That’s not enough time to be long gone.
The “we were gone” story doesn’t check out with eye witness accounts.
According to the witness accounts, Vick didn’t do anything wrong but he also seems to have been still at the party when the shooting occurred.
If Vick fails to tell the truth to the police he is headed for trouble.¬† He’s got nothing to hide. It doesn’t seem like he did anything wrong other than being there in the first place but if he lies to the police, he’s headed for big trouble.
All these stories can’t be right.¬† Either he was gone at the time of the shooting or he will still there.¬† Which is it?