The Vick brothers have spoken and proclaimed their innocence.
For now, that’s enough for the Eagles. Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Eagles team sources stand behind Vick. He remains their backup quarterback “unless further details emerge” about last week’s shooting.
And that’s the thing. The Eagles have nothing to gain, of course, from prematurely distancing themselves from Vick. They will wait for the facts to come out, just like the NFL.
One of Vick’s problem is that he’s not close to worth the $5.25 million he’s due this year, whether the shooting happened or not. Once again, he needs this shooting case to be nipped in the bud quickly before he gives the Eagles an excuse to make a sound football decision by cutting him.