Michael Vick has denied any wrongdoing in association with a shooting following his 30th birthday celebration, and the Philadelphia Eagles are, for now, standing by their backup quarterback.
A team source told Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer on Friday that Vick will remain as a backup quarterback for the Eagles “unless further details emerge” linking him to the shooting. According to McLane, the Eagles don’t believe Vick had any connection to the shooting, while a source conceded his only error was bad judgement.
That “bad judgement” presumably being hosting a 30th birthday for yourself that’s open to the public, when your “margin for error is extremely limited” (per commissioner Roger Goodell) to stay in the NFL following probation. Just saying.
Former coach Tony Dungy, a mentor of Vick’s, echoed the “bad judgement” angle, per USA Today.
While the NFL and the Eagles gather facts into Vick’s association with the ordeal, we can probably put the Jeff Garcia speculation to rest.