Eagles take issue with characterization of Vick "confrontation"

The Eagles’ quest to maintain leverage in possible trade talks for Mike Vick and/or his replacement apparently continues.

Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the Eagles take issue with the comments of Virginia Beach prosecutor Harvey L. Dent Bryant regarding Vick’s involvement in several “confrontations” at his 30th birthday party.  (Maybe one of the other kids tried to open one of Mike’s presents.)

Per McLane, an Eagles source calls Bryant’s description of the incident a “mischaracterization.”  The team, McLane reports, has conducted its own investigation.

So, apparently, the Eagles can do a better job of investigating potential criminal misconduct than a state-level prosecutor in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Actually, based on the skill displayed by a different state-level prosecutor in the Commonwealth of Virginia three years ago, it’s likely that the Eagles can do a better job of investigating potential criminal misconduct.

72 responses to “Eagles take issue with characterization of Vick "confrontation"

  1. Have you guys ever considered that they honestly want to keep him, I feel that you guys hate him more than anyone. You have been speaking negative about M. Vick every since he first got accused of Dog Fighting. He did the time for his crime. I read thousands of little jokes while he was in Prison. Seriously guys give it a rest! (Maybe this reply will get posted.)

  2. except they also have a vested interest in vick not being in official trouble.
    buster poindexter wouldnt ‘bust’ vick because he and vick are both black.
    the eagles wish to not look stupid (fail), and keep vick out of official trouble so they can develop and sustain some trade value for him (also, fail) before some other team gets a qb injured in camp.
    it is rapidly approaching the ‘cut your losses’ scenario.
    at the end of the day, it’s a business. and idiot employees are bad for business.

  3. Philthy just trying to put perfume on a turd. It’s not going to work.
    There is no trade market and it would take 20+ qb’s suffering ACL’s in camp for there to be a small trade market. With that said most teams would turn tot he back up as opposed to signing the POS known as Vick.

  4. I guess that is an appropriate analogy for someone whose favorite band is “Two-Face…er…Bit Eddie”. (He’s on Facebook)

  5. “Their” investigation, i’m certain, was getting the “Vick” version from Mike and Marcus……How Credible!

  6. dont you think its possibe they are just standing by thier player? and a stand against people throwing words and reports out there without base, because in the end what the media feeds us usually becomes perception even if its not true.

  7. Come on Eagles just give Mike Vick that 5m so that he can pay most to the IRS and bankruptcy court, and child support. Ron Mexico will find it hard to live on whats left of 750 thousand, he can hardly support his entourage on that.

  8. Look at Florio spining words again. he never once said Vick was involved in several confrontations. He said there WERE several confrontations between groups and that Vick was involved in one.
    (which would be him ignoring an assualt on him with cake and leaving his own party.. which for some reason people ignore.. when they wouldnt have sat still)
    So it comes down to still, 100% of everything I stated. Mainly, There were tons of other people there.. Philips couldnt have had issues with one of them? lol
    I Win, You lose.

  9. It used to drive me crazy how well the Eagles organization was run, now there beginning to look more and more Oakland everyday, this has to be the worst attempt to salvage a player that no one wants, accept your mistakes like the raiders and cut him like they did Russell

  10. Mischaracterization? That’s helpful — now I’m sold that we should keep Vick after all.
    Hey here’s a request: if it’s not too much trouble, how about someone from the organization come out and characterize it in the proper light. Anyone care to take an official stance on this anytime soon? Andy? Joe?
    Hello?

  11. Okie dokie smokey!
    As, a life long Philadelphia Eagles fan, far be it from me to question what the boys in the Kremlin, er I mean down on Broad Street, have to say.
    But, how can the Eagles be so sure the prosecutor, (who presumably is going off of police statements), is “misrepresenting” but, that Vick the serial liar, is giving the Eagles, the truth???
    “Mr. Lurie, Arthur Blank on line 1…”

  12. Glad you threw that last paragraph in there…. I was going to say, did you not see how they botched the investigation of Vick the first time around?
    Can’t be worse than the homicide investigators in Tennessee though.
    Too soon?

  13. Memo to all Eagles fans:
    Andy Reid did not want to trade Donovan McNabb!
    He fought it tooth and nail.
    Jeff Lurie and his mentally challenged protege Howie Roseman MADE Reid trade McNabb.
    Now, Lurie and Roseman are doing everything they can to prop up their dog torturing moron, who they felt was a better fit for the team, than the guy who holds just about every passing record in team history!
    Jeff Lurie is a moron! I knew this the moment he hired Ray Rhodes and let him bench Randall Cunningham for Rodney Pete!
    Jeff Lurie would be the most hated man in Philly were it not for Andy Reid and Donovan McNabb.

  14. (Maybe one of the other kids tried to open one of Mike’s presents.)
    That line saved an otherwise pathetic article.

  15. Here’s a SERIOUS suggestion Florio…
    Why don’t you just add an extra tab at the top of your page for Legal issues. You can put all of the legalese, tar & feathering, stoning and public lynching opinion pieces there.
    This way the FOOTBALL fans can be spared all of those bad, scary dreams at night caused by realizing what kind of people are in the law profession. 😉

  16. “He did the time for his crime.”
    >>>>>>>
    It is a shame that this has to be explained over and over and over again.
    NO. HE. DIDN’T.
    It is a shame that so many people do not understand what probation is.
    He did SOME time for SOME of his crimes. He is STILL serving the remainder of his sentence on probation.
    Not to mention that he wasn’t charged with any of the dog killings or any of the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia that he broke while running his gambling operation.

  17. I also wanted to comment on the Eagles “investigation” of this incident.
    They didn’t investigate squat. They spoke with Vick and apparently believe every word he told them.

  18. Does it really matter…like the rest of the league doesn’t really know what Mike Vick is? He was a free agent for a while, and nobody else wanted him. Whether they keep him or trade him, it doesn’t matter – other teams aren’t craving for him.

  19. Howie Roseman was so intent on trading McNabb to puff up his own ego.
    Andy Reid was against trading McNabb until the very end!
    It took his boss Jeff Lurie to insist on it before Reid would budge!
    If the Eagles go to crap don’t blame Andy Reid!
    It is all Lurie and Roseman’s doing!
    I detest them for trading McNabb and then standing by the no talent Michael Vick!
    What hae you wrought Lurie….back to the Ray Rhodes days….

  20. While the Eagles may honestly think that Vick is their best option at the backup QB position, you can’t help but think that they’re sorry that they ever signed him in the first place, with all of the grief that he’s causing them now. Their goal now is either to shut people up and let him play peacefully or to get rid of him in the most graceful way possible under the circumstances. Any way that you slice it though, the Eagles come out of this looking like fools.

  21. Coming soon to SPIKE TV:
    It’s Jeff and the Fat Man, starring Jeff Lurie and Andy Reid!
    There’s nothing odd about this couple when it comes to fighting crime!
    They’ll leave no stone unturned or doughnut uneaten to get to the truth, or to undermine a prosecutor to protect the trade value of their unwanted back up QB!
    Watch as they don their all-white club outfits to infiltrate the parties in the soft underbelly of Virginia Beach, risking their lives in a tangled web of ex-dogfighters, sexual abusers, and tax cheats.
    See them interrogate reluctant witnesses, garnering the truths that escape the so-called “law system majors” and bioneurological intel analysts from Rutgers!
    If you’re trying to trade an unmarketable, washed up thug, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire JEFF AND THE FAT MAN.

  22. Ok Ok…..I get it why you hate Vick, Vince Young, Tavaris Jackson, Pat White and Jamarcus Russell.
    Why does everyone treat Matt Lienart like he’s black though? Do you just do it to try and throw everyone off? Matt Lienart is white, right?

  23. “Anyone care to take an official stance on this anytime soon? Andy? Joe?”=========================
    They already have moron. you people are jus tto blind to see it.
    Vick wasn’t involved with the shooting. The End.
    How hard is it? or do you want to connect some more imaginary dots? or do you just want to hear one answer :Vick had someone shoot him or did it himself::
    it’s pretty clear what you and most want

  24. “dont you think its possibe they are just standing by thier player? and a stand against people throwing words and reports out there without base, because in the end what the media feeds us usually becomes perception even if its not true. ”
    The thing is, Joe, I think standing by their player is exactly what they’re doing. That doesn’t make it right.
    “People” (the state prosecutor) throwing words and reports out there is doing his job, asking for members of the public who can help him prove with a fuller basis what he already may suspect.
    Go ahead and blame the media. But last I checked, the prosecutor isn’t on a media payroll.

  25. “Doing your time” doesn’t change the fact that Vick is\was a big dummy, and will continue being a big dummy. A smart man would know that once out of jail, there would be a bigger spotlight on him. Before jail, he could get away with stupid decisions because no one cared, not because he was smart enough to avoid getting caught. You can’t teach dumb, it’s a gift.

  26. Jon Evans says:
    July 8, 2010 12:51 PM
    I Win, You lose.
    =============
    When you post, everyone loses.

  27. OK, Mike. I haven’t been one of the guys saying that you simply have it out for Vick…but now I have to be. You have no idea who’s right…
    $#%& off and do some reporting on football, damn.

  28. All private companies can do a better job of investigation than their law enforcement counterparts.
    I’m a bit amazed that isn’t common knowledge.

  29. Just watched Dark Knight last night, lol on the Harvey {Dent} Bryant. Probation sucks, its hard to not be with your friends, even harder to be with them and not do the things that they are doing. Just a way for the doors of justice to keep revolving without actually commiting a crime. Good luck Mike Vick, hope to see you out there in the Spread Eagle formation this fall.

  30. realitypolice,
    Kudos man!
    That was hilarious! I spit Mt. Dew all over my computer at work when I read that “Spike TV” show idea!
    I would watch “Jeff and the Fat man.” 🙂

  31. So wait….first it was the police, then the prosecutor and NOW the Eagles are all covering for Mike Vick….LMAO
    Haters…….its becoming increasingly clear that Vick will be an Eagle, will be at training camp on day one, and that quite frankly, if you don’t like it…what can you do? What exactly can you do? Post a really really nasty comment? LOL Yeah, that’ll show’em!

  32. Does anything think that the guy could have shown up to give vick a hard time. Maybe even vick said get out of here your violating my parole and my career. When the other guy wouldn’t leave vick did. after that none of you idiots including the idiots in the Va beach, tidewater, norfolk PD really probably know what happens.
    More bad decisions from VICK YES, does that mean he should go back to jail I doubt it. The simple fact that Howard Eskin is saying the eagles are considering replacing vick with troy smith says just how fall MV7 has fallen as a so all the haters should just shut up and watch him continue to fall.

  33. RyanT. says:
    July 8, 2010 12:55 PM
    Okie dokie smokey!
    As, a life long Philadelphia Eagles fan, far be it from me to question what the boys in the Kremlin, er I mean down on Broad Street, have to say
    ————————————————
    HA HA – I guess your guarantee sucks just like you 🙂
    The Eagles just confirmed Kolb sucks and Vick is their insurance policy 🙂

  34. Wow Florio, your on a whole another level with your Mike Vick posts. You dont have to post this cause you dont post half my replies anyways. Just know besides the couple bloggers that hang on to your nuts and agree with all your shit, its not fun logging onto to PFT anymore. Why dont u just let Gregg do the posts and you open up another website where u can obsess with vick while the rest of us can catch up on NFL rumors and stories…your worse than Nancy Grace, i decided

  35. poonhok says:
    July 8, 2010 1:07 PM
    Maybe Eric Holder will pardon Vick…
    ——————————————–
    Even better – maybe Vick can see Russia from his house 🙂

  36. @shorty98:
    “You have been speaking negative about M. Vick every since he first got accused of Dog Fighting.”
    ————————————————–
    It’s not like he is doing anything that is causing anyone to have anything positive to say about him. The effectiveness in the stupid “Spread Eagle” offense was minimal at best and was used rarely last season because he lost his mojo. That’s what 2 years in the pin will do to you. Bad, bad, Michael Vick.

  37. CMoney20
    “Ok Ok…..I get it why you hate Vick, Vince Young, Tavaris Jackson, Pat White and Jamarcus Russell.
    Why does everyone treat Matt Lienart like he’s black though? Do you just do it to try and throw everyone off? Matt Lienart is white, right?”
    Because Matt Leinhart sucks like the rest of the above, (with the exception of Vince Young, who is decent).
    What part don’t you understand? It isn’t about skin color!
    The only people who care about that are guys like you!
    My all time favorite NFL player is Randall Cunningham! Who last time I checked is black!

  38. Dear Joan Evans & BrownEyedSniveler,
    We sure hope you are correct in your predictions about Mike Vick being the starting QB for the Eagles in 2010. Nothing would please us more.
    Signed, Giants,Redskins, Cowboys

  39. “Dear Joan Evans & BrownEyedSniveler,
    We sure hope you are correct in your predictions about Mike Vick being the starting QB for the Eagles in 2010. Nothing would please us more.
    Signed, Giants,Redskins, Cowboys
    “———————————–
    Now I said Vick is going to be the starting qb of the Eagles? You people have severely lost a grasp on reality and should get off the computer and see the real world… wow.. I’d like to see one quote of me with link saying anything along the lines of Vicks starting or roster spot outside of nothing is going to happen to him from this case.. since he did nothing.
    For the other guy above saying Vick hasnt done anything to give him “props” for.. he has done alot of community stuff… and in this incident for example, he took abuse and walked away! and that decision made the difference between him being shot/being involved and other things.
    /boggle

  40. Harvey L. Dent…fantastic, keep up the good work. On another note, you’re ‘with’ NBC now, how come no more Seinfeld links/references?

  41. Hey Florio – as a Surry County, VA native I’m well aware of the “shortcomings” of our Commonwealth’s Attorney.
    But you can still KMA for your BS comments, mmmkay?

  42. cut vick a break, WTF!? the guy is on probation and his last leg in the NFL and he can’t have a party without getting in a fight and someone getting shot? if you are vick and have even a shred of intelligence you would be hanging out with old white women for at least two years with his legal predicaments. instead he throws a 30th bday bash with his convict bro and the rest of his convict friends…dudes that he has already been indited with on past criminal offenses!! i’m sorry but calling vick retarded would be offensive to all of the mentally challenged people in the world out there.

  43. @WeaponX
    I’m sure you’ll get your wish at some point.
    The Spread Eagle is a position Virginia Slim will be in again sooner or later.

  44. Time to cut Vick’s ass and move on. Guaranteed nobody eles wants that felon in their locker room, especially after Goodell suspends him again.

  45. @ Joan Evans
    Sorry that I don’t clip and save all your posts so that I can have every rambling statement you’ve made on here at my disposal.
    What is the purpose of defending Vick? He set up and ran an interstate crime ring involving gambling, dog fighting, drugs and tax evasion. As an expert in the “Law System” as you call it, don’t you wonder why federal racketeering charges weren’t filed. And don’t you think less than two years served was light for operating a crime ring?
    I think you got off on the wrong side of this discussion and now your ego won’t let you back out. So in that regard, you may be a lot like Vick. Vick doesn’t seem to know when it’s best to cut his losses and live to play another down.

  46. RedDribble says:
    “Even better – maybe Vick can see Russia from his house :)”
    ====
    You have proven beyond all doubt how stupid and BRAINWASHED you are.
    You are trying to attribute that quote to Palin…she never said it….you are just a typical obama voting sheep…try again….

  47. Jon Evans says: July 8, 2010 12:51 PM
    Look at Florio spining words again. he never once said Vick was involved in several confrontations. He said there WERE several confrontations between groups and that Vick was involved in one.
    (which would be him ignoring an assualt on him with cake and leaving his own party.. which for some reason people ignore.. when they wouldnt have sat still)
    So it comes down to still, 100% of everything I stated. Mainly, There were tons of other people there.. Philips couldnt have had issues with one of them? lol
    I Win, You lose
    —————————————————-
    Whats up with this, “I win” after almost every one of your post, what are you 13.

  48. Since we will never know what really happened because Vick and his posse are accomplished and well practiced liars (SNITCHES GET STITCHES….LOL), the only thing the Eagles and the NFL need to focus on is this:
    Shooting + Vick’s party = UNEMPLOYED

  49. Yep Hogster the Eagles should have kept McNabb and found a taker for Vick, but here we are with Kolb, Vick and who the hell knows. Question PFT planet if Kolb gets hurt and Vick leads the Eagles to the Super Bowl would that make everything okay to all the Eagles fans who absolutely hate them for signing a dog killer?

  50. poonhok says:
    July 8, 2010 3:57 PM
    RedDribble says:
    “Even better – maybe Vick can see Russia from his house :)”
    ====
    You have proven beyond all doubt how stupid and BRAINWASHED you are.
    You are trying to attribute that quote to Palin…she never said it….you are just a typical obama voting sheep…try again….
    ——————-
    Wow! Talk about projection…if there is one group of individuals who toe the party line, like no others, it’s the GOP (and the Vatican on child molesters…but I digress)
    But we shouldn’t be suprised; It’s line 1 out of the Karl Rove playbook. Right after John McCain and black children.
    Funny – I thought that it was only polar bears and wolves that would eat their own kind…

  51. @Jaxeagle
    The Eagles win a SB with Vick at QB? That is one helluvan imagination you got there pal. If Vick has to play any significant amount of time, the Eagles will be picking in the top ten in 2011.

  52. Jaxeagle says:
    July 8, 2010 4:55 PM
    Question PFT planet if Kolb gets hurt and Vick leads the Eagles to the Super Bowl ……………….?
    =================================
    Can I have some of what you’re smoking?

  53. poonhok says:
    July 8, 2010 3:57 PM
    RedDribble says:
    “Even better – maybe Vick can see Russia from his house :)”
    ====
    You have proven beyond all doubt how stupid and BRAINWASHED you are.
    You are trying to attribute that quote to Palin…she never said it….you are just a typical obama voting sheep…try again….
    ——————————————-
    Here is another classic one:
    “DRILL BABY DRILL”
    He see how that one turned out 🙂

  54. The Eagles should question the characterization of Vick being a) worthy of a roster spot, b) worthy of a 5.2 million contract

  55. Harvey L. Bryant’s calls the description of the 0-3gles as a football team a “mischaracterization.”

  56. “Funny – I thought that it was only polar bears and wolves that would eat their own kind…”
    Allow me to introduce you to the DNC.

  57. “”DRILL BABY DRILL”
    He see how that one turned out :)”
    Nobody expected Obama’s MMS people to allow BP to write their own safety reports.

  58. If you paid $5M for a piece of land that should have commanded a price tag of $300,000 (tops) and were trying to sell it for $100,000…
    …and then it was determined by the EPA to have toxic waste on it..
    …wouldn’t you dispute the EPA claim?
    It’s a business.
    Frist. Foremost Forever.

  59. Energy Task Force
    Dick Cheney
    Eff the South, let them swim in oil for a decade, too bad the blue states will have to pay their welfare payments.
    Like we always have to. Because Red States are poor. And Blue States are well off. And we pay all the taxes in America.
    And Big Ben can play, Vick is a clown with no football skills. That’s why one is getting the benefit of a doubt.
    Oh, and Vick already has a stint in prison, which doesn’t help his credibility/
    So did I PO both radical right AND left with this one?

  60. .Vox Veritas. says:
    July 8, 2010 11:27 PM
    “Funny – I thought that it was only polar bears and wolves that would eat their own kind…”
    Allow me to introduce you to the DNC.
    —————–
    You mean the RNC, right? GOP. Palin. Rove. Cheney. WMD’s. Blackwater, HKR, Halliburton. Torture. Gitmo. Apple pie. Ice cream. Hot dogs. Baseball.
    Those guys, right?

  61. .Vox Veritas. says:
    July 8, 2010 11:29 PM
    “”DRILL BABY DRILL”
    He see how that one turned out :)”
    Nobody expected Obama’s MMS people to allow BP to write their own safety reports.
    ———————————————
    “Dear BP, I would like to apologize for the federal government forcing you to pay the victims of your oil spill – I APOLOGIZE”.
    – Rep Barton (RNC)
    “America did not sign off on the Afgan war, this is Obama’s war – even though Bush authorized the war”
    – Michael Steele (RNC)

  62. Damn Florio, your going to rip on every single prosecutor in the state of Virginia due to one racist prosecutor in Surry County who tried to protect on of his own and not bring charges up against Vick? Overgeneralize much?
    I assure you that the attorney’s in Virginia are a lot smarter than anyone from West Virginia, or anyone who works for the Eagles.

  63. StupidRednecks says:
    July 9, 2010 10:47 AM
    .Vox Veritas. says:
    July 8, 2010 11:29 PM
    “”DRILL BABY DRILL”
    He see how that one turned out :)”
    Nobody expected Obama’s MMS people to allow BP to write their own safety reports.
    ——————– ——————– —–
    “Dear BP, I would like to apologize for the federal government forcing you to pay the victims of your oil spill – I APOLOGIZE”.
    – Rep Barton (RNC)
    “America did not sign off on the Afgan war, this is Obama’s war – even though Bush authorized the war”
    – Michael Steele (RNC)
    ————————————
    Yah – the troops just happened to be there, so Cheney, Bush et al. just put ’em to work, huh?

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