There’s a new report coming out this morning that, according to Michael Vick’s “crisis manager”, he’s not allowed to leave the state. This is all part of the aftermath of a shooting outside Vick’s birthday party in Virginia. It doesn’t really come as much surprise that something like this is happening though, as the victim of the shooting was a former co-defendant in Vick’s dog fighting case. Part of Vick’s probation was that he is not supposed associate with these people.
It’s really unclear how this will affect his traveling with the Eagles in the up coming season, but my guess would be not very much. All of his out of state travel plans will have to be approved, and there’s a good chance they will approve trips for his away games. Unfortunately this travel restriction has forced him to miss a football camp in Baltimore and a golf tournament in Atlanta.
Everyone’s opinion on Vick differs, but after all the news has come out and the prosecutor said what went down, the chances of the Eagles cutting Vick seem to be less and less. They’ve backed him from day 1, and somehow Vick is in such high favor in the Eagles organization that they’ve stuck their neck out for him not once, but twice. He did what he should have done: Walked away. Just like any normal person should have done. The problem is, this situation would not have happened if he kept his parties private, which I’m sure he will be doing from now on.
Now once this whole situation passes us we can figure out where Vick fits in this team. I hope the Eagles have something very productive and successful planned for Vick this season.