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Vick could be in trouble with Eagles or league
Posted Jun. 30 at 10:01 AM
Michael Vick could be in trouble again. A Virginia restaurant has given surveillance video to police that appears to contradict Vick's testimony to police.
Vick told police that he left the party long before there was a shooting at 2:10 am. But a spokesman for the Guadalajara restaurant says their footage shows Vick leaving only 3 minutes before the shooting.
Nobody is suggesting Vick pulled the trigger (that left a man shot in the leg), but if his story doesn't mesh with what actually happened, that will get the attention of the police. More importantly, it could annoy Roger Goodell, who given a lot of bogus stories from Vick as the dogfighting case emerged in 2007.
Vick also might have violated conditions of his parole when Quanis Phillips (a co-defendent in the dogfighting case) was at the party. It's Phillips who reportedly was shot. And if Vick's statement to police was false, that might be a probation violation as well -- as well as something violating the league's personal conduct policy.
The facts in this case are still emerging, but this could be one that results in Vick facing an additional league suspension. And the Eagles, who are moving ahead with Kevin Kolb at quarterback, may be ready to pull the plug on trying to rehab him.
In the offseason, numerous teams were looking for new quarterbacks -- Browns, Rams, Bills, Raiders, Cardinals, 49ers and Washington. But nobody had any interest in Vick.
This whole situation could help Kolb slightly. Right now, there's the slightly concern that he'll lose some goal-line snaps to Vick -- who could be used as a Wildcat option at the goal line.
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