Eagles’ quarterback Michael Vick is now the proud owner of a six-inch bird.
Should I do an electrocution/bird joke here? Nah. I’ll pass.
The bird’s name is Rio. He paid $1,100 dollars for it. Awesome.
And before you ask, Vick’s probation prohibits him from owning dogs, but there are no restrictions against other pets.
This is especially cool because more distractions are exactly what the Eagles need right now. The SPCA will have a friggin’ field day with this.
I’m not here to say Vick should or shouldn’t own pets, frankly, I don’t care. I care that he makes the touchdowns happen on Sunday night, but the timing of this story agitates me. It’s just one more distraction to add to the list less than 72 hours before the Eagles play a game that will determine the rest of their season.