Michael Vick In Hot Water?
Posted 18 January 2007 - 10:23 AM
MIAMI — Michael Vick reluctantly surrendered a water bottle to security at Miami International Airport that contained a residue "closely associated with marijuana," but no charges were immediately filed, police said Thursday.
The 26-year-old Atlanta Falcons' quarterback entered an airport concourse Wednesday morning with the 20-ounce bottle. He eventually handed it over and boarded his flight to Atlanta. But his initial reluctance to turn over the bottle aroused suspicion among airport security screeners, a police report said.
Two Transportation Security Administration screeners recognized the 6-foot, 215-pound Vick as the Falcons quarterback.
The bottle was found to have a hidden compartment that contained "a small amount of dark particulate and a pungent aroma closely associated with marijuana," the report said. The compartment was hidden by the bottle's label so that it appeared to be a full bottle of water when held upright, police said.
Police said the bottle has been sent to the Miami-Dade County crime lab for analysis. It could be weeks before any decision is made on whether to file charges, said police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta.
"We'll do an analysis and see what it is. There's no sense of urgency to it," he said Thursday.
Vick did not immediately return a phone call early Thursday.
"We plan to look into the matter and discuss it with Michael Vick before having any further comment," Falcons spokesman Reggie Roberts said.
Vick's younger brother, Marcus, is a wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins. Michael Vick was the overall No. 1 draft pick in the 2001 NFL draft. In 2006, Michael Vick passed for more than 2,400 yards and also topped 1,000 yards rushing.
Posted 18 January 2007 - 11:23 AM
like i said once a thug always a thug nah mean??? lolz
Posted 18 January 2007 - 11:24 AM
He sure is treading a thin line right now and this wasn't the first impression he wanted to give Bobby Petrino and he was already not on the best of terms with Arthur Blank after swearing at the fans.
Posted 18 January 2007 - 09:23 PM
Ron Mexico Lives. I think that is a hysterical story. Maybe the Bengals will sign him to back up Palmer after next year. Imagine that Vick to C. Henry combination in the locker room---It would go up in smoke. Literally
Posted 19 January 2007 - 11:14 AM
Vick certainly is a Marvin Lewis type of player but to get him Marvin may have to give up some of his other criminals. I expect Lewis to offer Eric Steinbach a huge contract so he can keep his drunken sailor too this offseason.