Michael Vick says there never should have been a party

If Michael Vick had it all to do over again, or at least the last two weeks to do over again, there wouldn’t have been a nifty 30th birthday bash at Guadalajara in Virginia Beach, Va.

If the party hadn’t happened, Quanis Phillips, a co-defendant in Vick’s federal dogfighting trial, never would have been shot in the leg. And Vick wouldn’t have looked like a player who took a stern warning from commissioner Roger Goodell upon his return to the NFL last summer and more or less ignored it.

Police have identified a suspect but are unable to pursue charges at this point, and in releasing a statement on Tuesday they cleared Vick of any wrongdoing. That doesn’t mean he’s not guilty in the court of public opinion of horrendous judgment.

He more or less admitted as much when Fox-29 in Philadelphia ran into the Eagles backup quarterback.

“There should of never been a party,” Vick said.

Of course, Vick probably could have controlled that. After all, he showed up at the event. He told the television station that he has not been railroaded by media. Vick was advertised to be at a party in Washington, D.C., on July 4 but he did not attend. Per Fox 29, Vick is also hosting “The Michael Vick Borthday Celebrity Golf Tournament” next weekend in Stone Mountain, Ga. We’ll be real interested to see if this gig goes off with Vick in attendance. The host of the outing is Echelon 3000 Ultra Bistoro, a night club outside Atlanta. This type of alliance just doesn’t paint him in a good light, even if the event benefits nonprofit causes as is advertised.

Vick needs to lay low and advertising parties and golf tournaments is just a bad way for him to spend the end of his offseason. Surely he’s figured that much out by now. Right?

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