Report: Eagles sticking by Vick right now
The Philadelphia Eagles don’t have any plans to cut ties with Michael Vick right now.
Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that team sources remain behind Vick, saying he is the club’s backup quarterback unless additional evidence links him to the shooting of Quanis Phillips, a co-defendant in Vick’s federal dogfighting trial, in Virginia Beach, Va., last week.
What else are the Eagles going to do? They are starting unproven Kevin Kolb this season and have a rookie in Northwestern’s Mike Kafka as the No. 3 on the roster. They would be in a bit of a jam if Vick gets pinched.
Even a reported surveillance video that shows Vick and his posse leaving the party at Guadalajara three minutes before Phillips is shot in the parking lot doesn’t tie him to a crime. He has maintained his innocence.
“The only thing he is guilty of is using bad judgment and attending and publicizing parties open to the public and utilizing his name to get people there," said Tony Dungy, who mentored Vick before commissioner Roger Goodell cleared his return to the NFL. “Hopefully, he learns from this.”
One would think he would have learned long ago to steer clear of situations like this.
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