July 12, 2010 |
Michael Vick missed a pair of events in the South this weekend after probation officials restricted his travel. The Eagles quarterback, who has homes in Pennsylvania and Virginia, was barred from attending a football camp in Raleigh, N.C., and a charity golf tournament he was headlining in Tucker, Ga. Vick's travel has been subject to review by probation officers ever since his release from jail in 2009 on a federal dogfighting conviction, according...
May 22, 2013 |
After closing time at Club Chipper, the hot new dance spot in South Philadelphia, the patrons clear out pretty fast. They have to exit via a hallway lined with blowups of newspaper pages celebrating great moments in Eagles history - if you define Eagles history as things that happened since the NovaCare Complex opened in 2001. What is striking is how ancient that history is beginning to feel. To many of the players leaving Chip Kelly's aerobics/football class Monday, the names and faces on the walls are those of strangers.
December 3, 2010
I'M SICK OF the dog-lovers going on about Michael Vick. Had he been just some regular Joe Sixpack, we'd never have heard a word from them. I wonder what these dog-lovers would do if the met a hungry child. Would they feed that child? Their whole protest is getting real old. I am not an animal lover, nor am I a football fan. But I'm truly sick of the moaning about Vick. Mr. Vick, you've done your time, you're playing good ball and your team seems to be behind you. Ignore these goofballs because, believe me, if you didn't have some money, they wouldn't give you a second thought.
July 12, 2012 |
Michael Vick may be the Philadelphia Eagles' starting quarterback, but his new line of sportswear has a decidedly basketball look. The sporty menswear collection called V7, which Vick will introduce Wednesday morning at the Cottman Avenue Modell's, features two styles of shorts: loose, knee-length and the tight, compression kind. There are compression tops, too, and six graphic T's that blast inspirational, Nike-style quotes: "It's not how you start, but how you finish. " (A motto for his career?
May 25, 2010 |
A year after his release from prison, Michael Vick is probably worth less now - in terms of football value - than he was after serving 18 months for dogfighting crimes. The quarterback, who received hardly a nibble from other NFL teams this off-season as the Eagles dangled him on the market, said that the tepid interest did not come as a surprise. "Actually, I understood because I'd been out of football," Vick said Monday after a workout at the NovaCare Complex. "I didn't play behind a center for three years.
December 31, 2010
WELL, Daily News, you've made a book reader out of me. I can't take another day of your paper with Michael Vick on the cover. Some of us "true animal lovers" don't want to be reminded how he's been forgiven because he is a strong player. He was a strong killer, too. Some of us can't forget that. And for all you people who say he did his time: He did not come forward due to guilt or compassion: He got caught. We who are for the animals will continue to wait for karma. Judith Gormley, Philadelphia
October 5, 2010
IJUST WANT to thank columnist Stu Bykofsky for expressing his feelings regarding Michael Vick becoming more and more the "face of the Eagles. " I echo his words and sentiments almost to the word. I'll be 66 in January and have seen many an Eagle season. I am so deflated watching this miserable excuse for a man quarterback my team. I'm really fearful about the direction that this country is taking with regard to racial issues. My feeling is that there is a wave of reverse discrimination afoot and issues like the one around Mr. Vick just serve to bring them out in to the open.
January 9, 2013 |
Michael Vick is one person in Philadelphia who's not paying attention to the Eagles coaching search. Even though the decision could have an impact on Vick's future, the Eagles quarterback said the only NFL activity on his radar has been the playoffs. "I've got to get back," Vick said at a charity event on Monday night. "That's a must in my career. " The question is not just if that will happen, but where it will happen. By his own admission, Vick faces an uncertain future. The Eagles owe Vick $3 million if he is on the roster on Feb. 6, and he is due to make $15.5 million in 2013.
January 29, 2013 |
The Eagles have longer than the three days following the Super Bowl to decide if they want to keep Michael Vick without having to pay a guaranteed $3 million. The Eagles quarterback is due to receive that amount on Feb. 6, but the team is likely to buy time until the start of free agency on March 11 because of a provision in Vick's contract. The Eagles would owe him the money only if no one else picked him up or if someone signed him for less than $3 million, according to an NFL source.