Wednesday, September 28, 2011
That's not all of his woes recently.
Vick thinks that referees are calling penalties for hits against him differently than they are for the rest of the football league. Now my guess is that you, Mike Vick, think those other guys are picking on you. Bless your heart. You are out there to play football! Man up. Too many hits?The game is tough and if you can't play with the big boys get out of their way.
Gee, Mr. Big Man, you weren't thinking a few years ago when those pitbulls were fighting and chewing on each other and you were making illegal money. YOU weren't worried about the pain they endured when you tortured them so they would become mean and gnarl another dog half to death and until bloodied so you could have the best fighting dogs! You weren't worried that those poor dogs IN YOUR CARE probably cried all night and slept with one eye open not knowing what was coming next in its horrible life.
You didn't care that those dogs lived a life of HELL while you lived it up. And you aren't the least bit concerned that YOU, along with many others, have given the PITBULL the horrible name it still tries to shed today!
Shame on you Cry Baby!! Maybe it's your conscience that has you in its grip. Rightly so. I sure hope your hand heels. You might need that hand to wipe yourself the next time someone on the opposing team nails your sorry self!
By The Philadelphia Inquirer and Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia quarterback Michael Vick has a deep bone bruise in his right hand, it was revealed Monday.
On Sunday, Vick and Eagles officials thought the hand — his non-throwing hand — was broken.
Vick's status for Sunday's home game against the San Francisco 49ers is uncertain.
"It all remains to be seen. I've got to take it one day at a time and see how everything unfolds," said Vick, his hand wrapped into a thick club. "It's a little sore. It's still swollen, but I think with rehab we'll see how it recovers and how well it gets."
Coach Andy Reid would not say if Vince Young or Mike Kafka would get the start for the Eagles (1-2) if Vick can't play.
"I haven't even gotten there yet. I'm still on the swelling in Michael's hand and if he'll be ready to play," Reid said. "We'll see if we can get the swelling to where it's manageable and his hand where he feels comfortable."
Vick blasted officials after suffering the injury in Sunday's 29-16 loss to the New York Giants, saying he absorbs too many late hits without getting the benefit of roughing-the-passer penalties.
But on Monday, Vick said he is done complaining about officials.
"I was kind of out of character and being too candid in that aspect," Vick said. "Ultimately, I have respect for the referees and their decision to make calls. You won't hear me complaining about it no more."
Friday, February 18, 2011
"Michael Vick was scheduled to be a guest on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' for an episode airing next Thursday, February 24," a press release from Winfrey's Harpo Productions explained. "Mr. Vick's representatives called last night to cancel his appearance for personal reasons."
News of the decision by the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback was first widely reported by CNBC's Darren Rovell, who Tweeted the news about 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16.
Winfrey's plan to broadcast a one-on-one interview with Vick was not welcomed by some of her fans.
"I too am horrified that an animal-lover like Oprah would allow her show to be used to generate more PR for a sociopath like Vick," wrote a viewer identified as Amywuk on a Oprah.com message board. "Oprah has always been about people who are living examples of doing good, who use their fame & fortune to make things better … Give the PR to those who deserve it, who use their celebrity for good, not evil."
The television interview was expected to include discussions about Vick's conviction on federal dogfighting charges.
Vick has renounced dogfighting since his release from prison in 2009.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Michael Vick wrongfully transferred millions of dollars to his friends and family in the months before he went to federal prison, Vick's bankruptcy trustee alleges in a lawsuit.
The suit, filed in Newport News U.S. Bankruptcy Court, seeks repayment of at least $2 million from Vick's mother, fiancée, brother Marcus, other family members and friends. Each was served with the court papers this week.
Vick's representatives called the suit misguided.
“He was being generous to his friends and family. He wasn’t trying to do anything illegal,” said Paul Campsen, Vick’s bankruptcy attorney.
Vick’s bankruptcy case, now more than two years old, has been one of the more complicated cases handled in the local bankruptcy courts, attorneys involved have said.
Last summer, after Vick’s release from prison, a bankruptcy judge approved a financial restructuring plan that allowed Vick to keep $300,000 of his salary with the Philadelphia Eagles while most of the rest of his millions go to pay off his creditors.
Vick, who lives in Hampton, served 23 months for bankrolling a dogfighting operation and remains on probation. When he went into prison, he claimed to owe $20 million.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
"No one in our office has talked with the federal probation officer," said Marcie Pridgen, a spokeswoman for the prosecutor's office. "They have not called us."
Ralph Pacy, the deputy federal probation officer in charge of the Hampton Roads region, said Monday he could not discuss the Vick case or the reasons for the travel restrictions. Virginia Beach police also declined to say whether they spoke with Vick's probation officer.
The travel restrictions — imposed over the weekend — led to both events being canceled Sunday. The football camp's director said Vick's people promised as late as Saturday that he would be on hand, while the golf tournament's organizers said Vick told them on Friday that he'd be there.
An Associated Press article Monday said the decision to restrict the quarterback's out-of-state travel "followed" the prosecutor's earlier statement about the cake incident.
Virginia Beach's top prosecutor, Commonwealth's Attorney Harvey L. Bryant, said late last week that Vick got out of his car outside the Virginia Beach club where a birthday party had been held and "intended to confront" a man who had shoved cake in his face inside the nightspot.
But Bryant told the Virginian-Pilot that Vick's friends surrounded Vick, and the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback "correctly" got back in his car.
"He's an athlete and an entertainer, but he's also a human being, and things that would tick you and I off would tick him off," Bryant told the Pilot. "But he extricated himself … and left with the help and encouragement of some of his friends and supporters."
Witnesses at the birthday party have told the Daily Press that the cake-wielding man was Quanis Phillips — the same man shot in the leg four minutes after Vick's car left the parking lot. Bryant said the shooter hasn't been charged because the victim and witnesses aren't cooperating.
Phillips was a co-defendant with Vick in the 2007 dog-fighting conspiracy case that sent Vick to federal prison.
In the interview with the Pilot, Bryant said that Vick got out of his car "as if he intended to confront someone in the crowd," before getting back in the car and leaving. "All of this is before any shooting occurs," Bryant said.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Vick spokeswoman, Judy Smith, said that Vick's travel has been at the discretion of his probation officer since he was released from prison in a federal dogfighting case in May 2009.
The restriction follows a prosecutor saying this week that while Vick wasn't involved in a shooting after his 30th birthday party in Virginia Beach, Va., that he was in a confrontation before the incident.
Vick missed the Michael Vick Celebrity Golf tournament in Georgia and also did not make a scheduled appearance at a youth football camp in Raleigh, N.C., this weekend.
Spokespersons for both events say they were notified Sunday morning that Vick would not be attending.
"They called early, like 2 o'clock in the morning, telling us he's not coming," said Cornelius Corprew, director of Camp Elite Sports' two-day football camp. "And then we couldn't speak to him. It was through one of his associates.
"We're not crazy. No state agency is communicating at 2 o'clock in the morning that he's not allowed to come. I think that was a selfish act."
Corprew, who said that he was told Saturday by Vick representatives that the NFL star would be there Sunday. He said Vick was paid a $2,000 deposit of a $4,000 fee. He said the camp was built around Vick's appearance, and that campers paid $175 each and were promised packages that included photos and autographs.
"I'm upset because our camp is built on integrity and character and that's what we teach to our kids," Corprew said.
Rema Miller, whose Atlanta-based company promoted the charity golf tournament, said she spoke with Vick on Friday and he indicated at that time he was meeting with the Eagles.
On Sunday, Vick told event organizers he could not appear.
"He was coming at the time, but unfortunately he had to go meet with Philly for a team meeting," Miller said. "He did send a message that he hates that he could not be here, but he appreciates everybody coming out to support the charities."
Terance Mathis, a former Vick teammate with the Atlanta Falcons, played in the golf tournament. He said he was disappointed Vick wasn't there, but admires Vick's charitable efforts.
"He's still doing a great thing, trying to raise money for charities and help the community," said the former NFL wide receiver. "It's an unfortunate thing that happened, and when that happens, law enforcement does what they have to do. But it doesn't change how I feel about the guy and what he's trying to accomplish."
Though the events were scheduled on the same weekend, Corprew said he was assured that it would not present a problem. He said he was told not to worry about the golf tournament — that Vick would take care of them first.
Corprew said Vick missed an opportunity.
"You talk about second chances," he said. "You're given a great second chance and this would've been the perfect place to show he appreciated being given a second chance."
The victim in the June 25 shooting has not be identified by the police, but Vick's attorney, Larry Woodward, said it was Quanis Phillips — a co-defendant in the federal dogfighting case that landed Vick in federal prison. Phillips was treated at a hospital and released the following day.
Woodward said Phillips, who was sentenced to 21 months for his role in the dogfighting operation, was not an invited guest at Vick's birthday bash.
Vick remains on three years' probation and is not allowed to associate with anyone convicted of a felony unless granted permission to do so by his probation officer.
Police said Vick is not a suspect in the shooting.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - What began as a "dress code strictly enforced," star-studded birthday celebration for Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and Newport News native Michael Vick, ended in gunfire, with Vick's name, again, in national headlines.
Media outlets have reported that the victim in the shooting--which took place near Town Center's Guadalajara, where the party was held--was Quanis Phillips, who was one of Vick's co-defendants in his 2007 dog fighting conviction.
"When it comes to federal probation it is always a fluid situation," said local defense attorney Andrew Protogyrou.
Both Vick and Phillips are on federal parole and have strict guidelines on what they can and can not do. Vick's probation officer will now investigate what happened at Guadalajara.
"The fact that two felons are in the same room doesn't mean that they know each other is there," Protogyrou added. "It's a party, it's packed, it's crowded. They may not know the other person was there. On the other hand, if they are in the same place and they are seen associating and seen together, that's a violation."
Virginia Beach police are still working to piece together details from the party and what happened after.