June 28, 2010
Commissioner Roger Goodell said the NFL is "still gathering the facts" about a shooting outside a restaurant hosting a party thrown for Eagles quarterback Michael Vick's 30th birthday last Thursday in Virginia Beach, Va., according to a Fox Sports report. The shooting victim, Quanis Phillips, was a co-defendant in the dogfighting case that caused Vick's 1 1/2-year incarceration and 34-game NFL suspension. Phillips was hospitalized Thursday night and discharged Friday. Goodell confirmed what police told the Daily News on Friday, that Vick "is not a focus" of the ongoing investigation.
July 1, 2010
MICHAEL VICK should know that his job is to make judgment calls, on and off the field. On the field, it's about when and where and to whom he should pass the ball. But his contract also covers the kind of judgment calls he needs to make about when and where and with whom he should associate off the field. For Vick, there is the added burden of his parole, which prohibits him from associating with known felons. That includes his cousin and co-defendant Quanis Phillips. So far, it appears that Vick had no active role in the shooting incident that marred his birthday celebration on Friday.
August 15, 2007 |
Attorneys for Michael Vick are involved in plea negotiations with federal prosecutors, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, citing a person close to the situation, reported yesterday. The newspaper said an agreement could be reached before new dogfighting charges are brought against Vick. A spokesman for Vick's lawyers declined comment yesterday on the reports by the Journal-Constitution and other media outlets, and that Vick faced a Friday deadline to either accept a deal or face additional charges.
August 18, 2007 |
Michael Vick's last two co-defendants pleaded guilty yesterday at federal court in Richmond, Va., and implicated Vick in bankrolling gambling on dogfights. One said the Atlanta Falcons quarterback helped drown or hang dogs that didn't do well. With his NFL career in jeopardy and a superseding indictment adding more charges in the works, Vick faces a hard choice: Cutting his own deal to hold jail time under a year or go to trial and sit through detailed descriptions of the ghastly operation known as "Bad Newz Kennels.
December 1, 2007 |
A federal judge in Richmond, Va., made clear his disdain for animal cruelty when he sentenced two of Michael Vick's dogfighting cohorts - one receiving 18 months in prison, the other and 21 months. "You may have thought this was sporting, but it was very callous and cruel," Judge Henry Hudson told Quanis Phillips, of Atlanta, who received the longer sentence. The prison terms for Phillips and Purnell Peace, of Virginia Beach, are a little longer than prosecutors recommended, but less than the 5-year maximum Hudson could have imposed.
March 29, 2011 |
The NFL and Roger Goodell may have their draft day Kodak moment, after all. The players' association will not have an alternative event go head-to-head against the NFL on the first night of the draft, although the union - technically now a trade association - has said that it prefers that prospects not attend the televised affair at Radio City Music Hall. Instead of interfering with the draft - scheduled for April 28-30 - the NFLPA is planning several appearances and receptions that "will not conflict with the evening broadcasts of the NFL draft," according to a release.
July 7, 2010 |
The lead prosecutor in Virginia Beach, Va., told the Associated Press Wednesday night that Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was involved in a confrontation before the shooting following his recent birthday party. Commonwealth's Attorney Harvey L. Bryant told the AP in a telephone interview that Vick was not involved in the shooting and that he left the nightclub "in the 3 to 5 minute range" before it occurred. Bryant would not go into detail about the confrontation but said there was no evidence that Vick was involved in "anything that would amount to aggressive or assaultive conduct.
July 7, 2010 |
The Virginia Beach police say they are done with Michael Vick, and, maybe, done with the case that might have cost Vick his second chance in the NFL. Police said reluctant witnesses and an uncooperative shooting victim have convinced the prosecutor's office not to press charges against the shooter - even though they know who the shooter is. It wasn't Vick, according to a police statement. It happened about 2 a.m. on June 25 near a club in Vick's old stomping grounds, where Vick was attending a 30th birthday party thrown in his honor.
July 8, 2010 |
The lead prosecutor in Virginia Beach, Va., told the Associated Press on Wednesday night that Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was involved in a confrontation before the shooting following his recent birthday party. Commonwealth's Attorney Harvey L. Bryant told the AP in a telephone interview that Vick was not involved in the shooting and that he left the nightclub "in the three-to-five minute range" before it occurred. Bryant would not go into detail about the confrontation, but said there was no evidence that Vick was involved in "anything that would amount to aggressive or assaultive conduct.
June 29, 2010 |
The Eagles claimed safety Brett Johnson off waivers from the Buffalo Bills on Monday. The 6-foot-1, 194-pounder from California was signed as a rookie free agent by the Bills after the April draft but was released June 25. A two-year starter at free safety, the 23-year-old Johnson finished his collegiate career with 107 tackles and three interceptions. In 2009, Johnson recorded 52 tackles to lead all Golden Bears defensive backs. The native of Henderson, Nev. was a college teammate of Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson's at Cal. Vick meets with police.