Earlier on Monday we posted an item on the beliefs of BET producer Ahmadu Gabra, whose Holiday Inn Express dabblings in the law caused him to conclude that Eagles quarterback Mike Vick was required to avoid his former partners in Bad Newz Kennels for only six months after being released from jail.
That was news to us, so we tracked down the official order containing the terms of Vick’s probation, which technically is known as “supervised release.” At item 10 in the list of conditions of the supervision, the order states that Vick “shall not associate with any persons engaged in criminal activity and shall not associate with any person convicted of a felony, unless granted permission by the probation officer to do so.”
Thus, unless his probation officer gave Vick blanket permission to associate with his former partners in Bad Newz Kennels, all of whom are convicted felons, any such association violates the terms of his probation.
And since Gabra apparently has been serving as an informal fixer/consigliere for Vick’s entourage, Vick possibly relied at some point after the six-month anniversary of his release on Gabra’s apparently mistaken views regarding the terms of the probation.
That’s why we’ve been saying that the shooting at Vick’s open-to-the-public birthday party operates like an IRS audit. Once the feds and/or the NFL start poking around in connection with whether Vick was “associating” with convicted felon Quanis Phillips on the evening in question, they may trip over something else, such as Vick’s possible association with Phillips and/or other felons arising from the flawed reasoning of a television producer who may know just enough about the law to get Vick thrown back in jail.