Kevin Kolb vouches for Mike Vick
If Michael Vick’s future with the Philadelphia Eagles is in debate, he can count on one teammate to have his back.
Starting quarterback Kevin Kolb vouched for Vick, whose status could be in limbo following the shoot ’em up after Vick’s 30th birthday bash in Virginia Beach, Va., last month. Vick’s poor judgment – he later acknowledged there never should have been a party – have some questioning whether or not the Eagles will look to clip his wings just as soon as they can find another veteran backup they are comfortable with for 2010.
But Kolb is hoping Vick, who is signed through this season and already picked up a $1.5 million roster bonus, is around.
“I just told him that it was unfortunate what he had to go through,” Kolb told Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer. “I just said, 'If there's anything I can do, whatever it is, I don't care, just holler.' And, of course, he said, 'I appreciate it.'
“I think people misunderstand Michael a little bit. They don't understand how good of a guy he is. But I think (players and coaches) all see that. I just hate - and this is what he's upset about - that he got his name (dragged) back through the mud. For an outsider looking in . . . they don't even know what the story is. They're just seeing something negative with his name and it looks bad.”
The problem here is that Vick misunderstood the serious nature of his own behavior and he put himself in a very bad position. Prosecutors have described a confrontation involving Vick before the shooting of Quanis Phillips in the parking lot. Vick isn’t a suspect and will not be charged by authorities with a crime, but he put himself in a terrible spot. If Vick were to land himself in trouble again, the Eagles would look very foolish.
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