December 10, 2015 |
HARRISBURG - A rally in the Capitol on Tuesday for a low-profile animal rights bill received a jolt of energy from a high-profile - and perhaps unlikely - guest: Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Michael Vick. The former Eagle, who was convicted for organizing dog fights in 2007 and served 21 months in prison, urged support for legislation that would make it a summary offense to leave pets in hot cars with the windows closed. All pets deserve humane treatment, Vick told the crowd, while acknowledging that it took him years to understand how to properly care for animals.
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.
August 28, 2009 |
Here are the six plays in which Michael Vick appeared on the field for the Eagles' last night: FIRST QUARTER 14:49: 2nd-and-10 from Eagles' 27 Formation: Donovan McNabb lines up wide right, Vick lines up in shotgun. Three-wide receiver formation with DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin and Kevin Curtis. Jackson lined up in backfield along with LeSean McCoy. Play: Vick completes shovel pass to McCoy for gain of 4 yards. 12:18: 1st-and-10 from Eagles' 33 Formation: McNabb out of game.
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.
November 17, 2012 |
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is still suffering symptoms almost a week after sustaining a concussion, including headaches, fatigue, heavy eyes, and fogginess. He has officially been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins, and there is no timetable for his return. Rookie quarterback Nick Foles will start in Vick's place. Vick will spend the weekend in a dark, quiet area and must avoid exercising and watching video. "He's not very alert right now in terms of he just doesn't have that energy," head trainer Rick Burkholder said.
August 14, 2009 |
Daily News columnist Elmer Smith spoke with Eagles president Joe Banner last night about the Eagles' signing of Michael Vick. Here is some of what he told Smith: On fan reaction: "We got quite a few calls from people who were upset. But there was a fairly significant, large number, in favor. I'd say there was a smaller number opposed ... "We've been hearing anecdotes of people in sports bars who were enthusiastic about it. There were some chants for Vick here at the game. " On the decision-making process: "I just hope the people will understand that we did our research.
July 2, 2010 |
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick said he had "nothing to do" with a shooting incident at his 30th birthday party and that he has been "completely truthful and fully cooperative from the very beginning" with law enforcement and NFL investigators, in a statement released last night through attorney Billy Martin. Vick had not previously commented on the incident that happened early Friday morning outside the Guadalajara in Virginia Beach, Va. "After I left the event, I learned that a man was shot outside the restaurant," Vick said in the statement.
October 24, 2012 |
Michael Vick's seemingly tenuous grip on the Eagles starting quarterback spot was not so tenuous in his eyes. The $10 million franchise player has more turnovers than touchdowns this season, and last week's tepid endorsement from coach Andy Reid invited speculation that Vick could lose his job. "It was never a time when I didn't know whether I was going to be the starter or not," Vick said. "Quite frankly, I know what I can do when I'm out there, and I know what has to happen when I'm out there on the football field.
February 13, 2013 |
Eagles coach Chip Kelly decided to bring back Michael Vick for another season with a restructured contract, but buried beneath his praise for Vick was his admission that the "landscape for other quarterbacks" wasn't very promising. And that essentially summed up Kelly's decision to keep Vick, even though a majority of Eagles fans seem ready to move on to the next phase the new coach represented. "I agree there is a change of scenery going on here," Kelly said Monday at the NovaCare Complex. "For Michael Vick, there is a change of scenery, but not a change of address.