Michael Vick wasn’t required to speak to authorities regarding the shooting that took place after his birthday party, but he decided to call the police Monday morning anyway.
Vick’s lawyer confirmed to the Virginian-Pilot that Vick spoke with a detective Monday morning. Vick said he left the party roughly 30 minutes before the shot was fired. [Note: This appears to conflict with the timeline laid out by Vick's TV producer.] Vick’s dogfighting co-conspirator Quanis Phillips was reportedly thrown out of the party before the shooting and wound up in the hospital.
Phillips was an uninvited guest at the party and was removed from the shindig, according to Vick’s lawyer Lawrence H. Woodward Jr.
The decision by Vick to speak to police makes sense on a few levels. Even though the police didn’t request to speak with him, the Eagles quarterback knows the NFL is watching. Talking to the cops gives the impression Vick has nothing to hide.