August 9, 2013
Why is everyone ready to stone Riley Cooper to death? Alcohol played a role in him using language he should not have used, and he should have known better, but how many times does he have to apologize and get counseling? Did Michael Vick have to go to counseling for electrocuting and torturing dogs to death? I don't think he did, and he's still making millions. The day the Eagles signed him was the day I stopped supporting them, so they should leave Riley Cooper alone and get rid of the one they should get rid of. Sandy Ward Philadelphia Riley Cooper clearly used a terrible and disgusting word of disrespect.
August 2, 2013 |
RILEY COOPER addressed his Eagles teammates, who are mostly African-American, just before their regular evening walkthrough practice last night, hours after a video surfaced of Cooper vowing to "fight every [N-word] here" at a June 8 Kenny Chesney concert. Several African-American Eagles afterward said they forgave Cooper, but the worldwide outpouring of shock, anger and rage on social media yesterday suggested the fourth-year receiver's task of rehabilitating his image has just begun.
December 4, 2012 |
MARCUS VICK had better get off Twitter and get on the stick. Last month, Vick made news when he tweeted that the Eagles should trade his older brother Michael. Now, Marcus is making news again. On Monday, he failed to show up in Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court to explain why he can't pay a promissory note that was part of a civil case settlement in 2008. His lawyer, Jimmy Turk, said that Marcus, who lives in Atlanta, thought the court date was Tuesday. The bottom line is that Vick now has 4 days to divulged his financial situation.
November 21, 2012 |
WE CAN'T BE 100 percent certain, but it looks like Michael Vick's brother is at it again. After the Eagles got spanked by the New Orleans Saints on "Monday Night Football" last month, Marcus Vick tweeted "Please trade my brother. We requesting out of Philly!!!! Please please please...... " Shortly thereafter, Michael said he had a "serious heart-to-heart conversation" with Marcus in which he told his brother to stop being a twit on Twitter. But on Monday, Marcus tweeted the following message: "Yeaaaaa!
November 13, 2012 |
In dealing with his latest quarterback conundrum, Eagles coach Andy Reid has to follow the lead of an unlikely person. Marcus Vick. That doesn't mean Reid should trade Michael Vick, as Vick's younger brother implored in a Twitter rant during the seven-sack debacle in New Orleans. That tweet got all the attention. Everyone overlooked this one: "I don't want to see brother with brain problems by the time he 45. Everybody have a job to do so do it. They all professionals" In answering questions about his quarterbacks Monday afternoon, Reid was like a (not especially graceful)
November 8, 2012 |
Michael Vick had a "serious heart-to-heart conversation" with his brother about Marcus Vick's tweets during the Eagles loss to the New Orleans Saints on Monday. The tweets included a trade demand and criticism of the Eagles' offensive line. Vick emphasized Wednesday that he speaks for himself. He said that Marcus would "never do it again," and that he told him to turn off Twitter. "I'm in a full-fledged football game. I'm out there battling," Vick said. "I don't know what's going on [on Twitter]
November 7, 2012
THE EAGLES' offensive-line struggles have been well documented this season. During the Eagles-Saints game on Monday night, tweets purportedly from Marcus Vick spoke out about the unit that protects his older brother Michael. The tweets came from an unverified Twitter account (@MVFive), which has personal pictures of Marcus and Michael. The Daily News could not confirm the tweets came from Marcus Vick. The tweeter on that account could barely control their anger watching Michael Vick take a beating in the first quarter.
October 5, 2012 |
RANDALL Cunningham never got it, but Rodney Peete learned. Donovan McNabb sometimes understood. Ty Detmer and Jeff Garcia, bless their hearts, knew it from birth. Quarterbacks rarely win games. Often, and much more easily, they lose them. Michael Vick, finally, is learning this. Never before has there been a weapon like Vick. Even now, at 32, no one combines arm strength and foot speed and elusiveness. Sorry, Donovan, and Randall, and Fran Tarkenton and Steve Young.
September 22, 2012
The mother of a teenager at Billy Gillispie's summer basketball camp claims in a letter to a top school administrator that the former Texas Tech coach repeatedly verbally abused her son, according to a document obtained Friday by the Associated Press. The woman wrote that other coaches at the camp told her 17-year-old son that Gillispie "likes to pick someone and try to 'break them' for some reason," and that the young man "wasn't doing anything wrong," according to a letter to Texas Tech's chancellor obtained through an open-records request.
February 29, 2012 |
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Marcus Vick, younger brother of Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, has been sentenced to a 10-day jail term on a contempt of court charge. Vick was sentenced Thursday. The charge stems from his failure to appear at two court dates for a charge of driving on a suspended license. Jail spokeswoman Kathleen Carey said Vick was to report to jail Monday but hadn't showed up by midday yesterday. Police charged Vick in January 2010 with driving on a suspended license.