Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick might be former-Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick if they can’t get this whole shooting mess sorted out shortly. It’s not that anyone really believes that Michael was involved, but when his story doesn’t line up exactly with some of the evidence, it starts to look really bad.
But here’s some new information that isn’t all that shocking. Game 102.1 FM in Virginia Beach is told by credible sources that Michael’s brother Marcus was involved in the shooting. According to Gregg Rosenthal (who was doing an interview with that station at the time) of PFT and Rotoworld.com, show host Bartley Barefoot was absolutely certain that Marcus was involved based on his source’s credibility.
I read one of the numerous stories floating around regarding the incident that talked about Quanis Phillips (the shooting victim, Vick’s cousin and co-dogfighting conspirator) smashing cake in Michael’s face. Several people have come out with this story, but I saw one that said Michael stayed calm, while Marcus became extremely agitated. I can’t confirm the veracity of this, but it would dovetail with him being involved in the shooting.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reported earlier today that the shooter is supposed to come forward “soon.” Michael could really use that right now. He needs all the facts to come out and for all those facts to point to him doing nothing wrong.
I read some people complaining about how G. was talking about how Vick can’t be putting himself in these situations. People criticized him and said that Vick did his time and he has the right to do this and that and not live in a cave. I’m not just kissing up here, but G. is 100% right. Based on Vick’s past, he is on a very, very short leash (no pun intended) as far as his status with the Philadelphia Eagles and the NFL are concerned.
Does he have a legal right to have a birthday party with an open invite to anyone who pays their money and conforms with the dress code? Of course he has that legal right. But your legal rights and your rights to stay in the NFL are too very different things. Vick might be wise to just have parties at his house. Even then, that might not be a great idea based on the kinds of people he tends to gravitate to.