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Goodell isnt going to tolerate any more of Michael Vick. The deeper this investigation gets the more it makes Vick look bad. I'm particularly interested of the reports that the gunshot actually came from the direction of the vehicle that Vick was riding in when he left the scene. Seemingly, based on evidence so far, the shot was fired from that vehicle at Quanis Phillips - who was chasing after the vehicle on foot as it drove away.

That is why Michael Vick has now not been ruled out as a suspect in the shooting. Because he was in that vehicle. But I think it was Marcus who pulled the trigger. Marcus Vick - the most irrational, explosive-tempered, stupid person that exists on this planet. And that parallels reports that Marcus was the one who reacted angrily at cake being thrown at Mike's face right before they left.

Either way, Vick is done. I cannot see any way at this point that Goodell will let Vick continue playing in the NFL. He creates a bad image, and he is already The Most Hated Athlete in the world according to a recent poll.

Bye Bye Mike. And good riddance.

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From the Philadelphia Enquirer

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Phil Sheridan: Eagles must cut Vick if he lied

By Phil Sheridan

Inquirer Sports Columnist

This has gotten really simple. If the security video from Guadalajara restaurant contradicts anything Michael Vick told police, the Eagles, or the NFL about the night of his disastrously ill-conceived "birthday party," the Eagles must cut ties with Vick immediately.

Not because that would prove Vick was involved with the shooting of his old pal and codefendant Quanis Phillips.

Not because it would mean Vick is likely to be suspended again by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

The Eagles must drop Vick because their owner, Jeffrey Lurie, set very high standards for the convicted dog killer's continued employment with the team. For Lurie to have any credibility, he absolutely must hold Vick and the team to those standards.

Last August, after the Eagles' shocking decision to sign the reinstated Vick, Lurie spoke with unprecedented candor and visible anguish during a news conference at the NovaCare Complex.

Lurie talked about his own disgust with Vick's crimes, about his misgivings when coach Andy Reid proposed signing the former Atlanta quarterback. He talked about sitting down with Vick and looking into his eyes for signs of remorse and "self-hatred" for his actions. He said it wouldn't be enough for Vick simply to refrain from causing trouble.

He had to do more. He had to be more.

"If I thought for one instance that this player would be disruptive or unable to be a good teammate and not become a role model, then there's no way I would have allowed this to happen," Lurie said. "If it becomes at all apparent that we are wrong, it won't take very long to make that change."

To be blunt, it has been apparent all along that the Eagles were wrong. Vick has not been some "agent for social change" (in Lurie's words). He made a handful of uninspired appearances, telling children they shouldn't get involved in dogfighting. Vick did little, if any more, than most players whose contracts call for a few such public appearances every season.

After the Eagles' season ended, Vick did a couple of interviews that amounted to an unsuccessful campaign for a starting job elsewhere in the NFL. The rest of the league showed no interest, which was also true last summer.

To make things worse for themselves, the Eagles traded away Donovan McNabb, one of the league's true model citizens. That leaves Vick as the only experienced alternative to young starter Kevin Kolb. That move looks pretty short-sighted about now.

Vick was back in his Virginia stomping grounds last week for his football camp, for which he charged kids a reported $300 each. Last Thursday, Vick celebrated his 30th birthday with a party at Guadalajara, a Mexican restaurant and nightclub in Virginia Beach.

If you're thinking that even Mike Vick deserves the opportunity to have a milestone birthday party, consider this: The event was promoted by Star Quality Entertainment, which rented Guadalajara, as "Michael Vick's ALL WHITE 30th Birthday Bash" - referring to guests' clothing. It was open to the public at a cost of $50 per ticket. Fliers promised stars, including Allen Iverson, DeAngelo Hall, and sprinter LaShawn Merritt.

Given the bankruptcy agreement that requires Vick to pay his creditors, his swing through Virginia reeks of a quick-buck scheme.

Vick's judgment has to be evaluated accordingly. Knowing that he has, in Lurie's words, "no room for error," Vick took part in a well-promoted public event designed to cash in on his celebrity. Given his notoriety and the proximity to the associates he repeatedly has blamed for his prior mistakes, this was an enormous mistake.

Under the terms of his probation and his NFL reinstatement, Vick is not allowed to associate with felons. Presumably, there were no background checks on patrons who coughed up 50 bucks for his party. Phillips may not have been invited, but he was there and reportedly became involved in an altercation with Vick.

Lawrence Woodward, Vick's attorney, said Phillips was ejected from the club. Guadalajara spokesman Allen Fabijan told the Daily Press in Newport News, Va., that no one was ejected during the event.

Woodward said Vick was "long gone" before Phillips was shot in the leg in the parking lot. Fabijan said security video shows Vick leaving at 2:07 a.m. The shots were fired at 2:10 a.m. "from the direction" Vick's car traveled.

There is no known proof Vick willingly associated with Phillips or had anything to do with shooting him. No one is saying, based on what we know so far, that Vick should be thrown back into prison for violating his probation.

The issue is whether Vick is meeting the high standards set by Lurie. If the owner's words mean anything - if they ever meant anything - then Lurie has to follow through with action. If the video proves Vick lied - something he has a long pattern of doing - there is nothing left to discuss.

The party is over.

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JEDI, JEDI, JEDI. YOU'RE GOING TO LET THIS VICK THING TAKE YOU OUT TOO.

LET IT GO MAN. HE'S PHILLY'S PROBLEM NOW. WHY ARE YOU STILL CARRYING THE

CROSS? WE'VE GOT A GOOD TEAM HERE IN ATLANTA, WE'VE GOT A GOOD QUARTERBACK.

VICK IS GOING TO BE VICK. I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT I'M GETTING READY

FOR A REAL GOOD SEASON. WHY WAIST YOUR TIME ON "VICK PATROL",LET MIKE

GO AND YOU COME BACK TO US. :)

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Man will this guy ever learn, He just got over a hump that few could. He's back in the NFL, and is one of the highest paid pine-riders in the league, and what does he do to show gratitude to the NFL and the Eagles he puts him self in a situations like this , The Eagles deserve the bad spotlite vick puts on them and so does the NFL , this is not the first or last run in with the law for this cat. his reputation speaks for it self guilty or not.

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But I think it was Marcus who pulled the trigger. Marcus Vick - the most irrational, explosive-tempered, stupid person that exists on this planet. And that parallels reports that Marcus was the one who reacted angrily at cake being thrown at Mike's face right before they left.

Was it possible if Marcus was in the back paying the bills according to the owner?

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http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5351667

espn reporting that the eagles are "strongly considering" releasing vick regardless of the results of the investigation. is anyone else going to give him a chance?

i wonder if Jesse Jackson will publicly ask if there are 32 better qbs in the league again.

The Eagles press statement was pretty strong. Looks like that "someone with knowledge of the team's thinking" may not have been the best source to use.

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JEDI, JEDI, JEDI. YOU'RE GOING TO LET THIS VICK THING TAKE YOU OUT TOO.

LET IT GO MAN. HE'S PHILLY'S PROBLEM NOW. WHY ARE YOU STILL CARRYING THE

CROSS? WE'VE GOT A GOOD TEAM HERE IN ATLANTA, WE'VE GOT A GOOD QUARTERBACK.

VICK IS GOING TO BE VICK. I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT I'M GETTING READY

FOR A REAL GOOD SEASON. WHY WAIST YOUR TIME ON "VICK PATROL",LET MIKE

GO AND YOU COME BACK TO US. :)

It's funny how bad some people get their panties in a wad about Vick.

He's not even a Falcon anymore. Some folks put way too much energy into hating others.

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It's funny how bad some people get their panties in a wad about Vick.

He's not even a Falcon anymore. Some folks put way too much energy into hating others.

YOU'RE RIGHT ... IT TAKES A LOT OF ENERGY. IF HIS CAREER IS OVER ......

WHY SHOULD WE HERE IN ATLANTA EVEN CARE? IT WAS ALL IN HIS HANDS.

I'M NOT GOING TO WAIST ONE OUNCE BEING CONCERNED WHICH EVER WAY IT

TURNS OUT. HOPE THEY HAVE FUN ON "VICK PATROL." :D

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It's funny how bad some people get their panties in a wad about Vick.

He's not even a Falcon anymore. Some folks put way too much energy into hating others.

Exactly, the guy doenst even play for the falcons, but this is "Around the NFL" tho. But everyone knows that people in this town never liked dude from day 1. Nothing to see here people. The guy wasnt there when it went down.

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Vick just disgusts me. He is a bad image for the NFL, and he isnt even any good any more. He sucks worse than he ever did as a Falcon, and he was pretty bad back then as a QB. All he cares about is making money (charging little kids $300 for his camp is shameful) and has never done anything to improve himself as a QB in this league. He wonders why he cant be a starting QB now, or why no-one but the Eagles would even have anything to do with him. This is why. All he cares about are his street-friends and his street-cred. Born a thug, always a thug.

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Vick just disgusts me. He is a bad image for the NFL, and he isnt even any good any more. He sucks worse than he ever did as a Falcon, and he was pretty bad back then as a QB. All he cares about is making money (charging little kids $300 for his camp is shameful) and has never done anything to improve himself as a QB in this league. He wonders why he cant be a starting QB now, or why no-one but the Eagles would even have anything to do with him. This is why. All he cares about are his street-friends and his street-cred. Born a thug, always a thug.

ROFLMAO!!! Did you pout and cry when you typed that out?

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Goodell isnt going to tolerate any more of Michael Vick. The deeper this investigation gets the more it makes Vick look bad. I'm particularly interested of the reports that the gunshot actually came from the direction of the vehicle that Vick was riding in when he left the scene. Seemingly, based on evidence so far, the shot was fired from that vehicle at Quanis Phillips - who was chasing after the vehicle on foot as it drove away.

That is why Michael Vick has now not been ruled out as a suspect in the shooting. Because he was in that vehicle. But I think it was Marcus who pulled the trigger. Marcus Vick - the most irrational, explosive-tempered, stupid person that exists on this planet. And that parallels reports that Marcus was the one who reacted angrily at cake being thrown at Mike's face right before they left.

Either way, Vick is done. I cannot see any way at this point that Goodell will let Vick continue playing in the NFL. He creates a bad image, and he is already The Most Hated Athlete in the world according to a recent poll.

Bye Bye Mike. And good riddance.

once again,you have failed...doesnt get old to you does it?

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Exactly, the guy doenst even play for the falcons, but this is "Around the NFL" tho. But everyone knows that people in this town never liked dude from day 1. Nothing to see here people. The guy wasnt there when it went down.

That is absolute crap. Most of my friends and family members loved the Falcons when Vick played here, and they still do but they all loved watching Vick play....like the rest of us did for awhile. Towards the end it started to become clear he wasn't developing as a QB like he should be and then he admitted to killing dogs and that pretty much did it for everyone here. I'm sick of the race card being thrown out and outlandish statements like the one bolded above being made. By the way, most of my friends and family members are white.

As far as this goes, if he didn't shoot or order the shooting, and he is being honest with police, then I think he'll get another chance. That said, this has obviously put him into triple secret probation if there is such a thing. One more headline from his life off the field could spell doom for him.

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