Marcus Vick says “fat boy” tweet wasn’t aimed at Andy Reid


For the second time this season, the younger brother of Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has created a controversy on Twitter. Last time, Marcus Vick apologized for tweeting angrily during an Eagles loss. But this time Marcus says he has nothing to apologize for.

While the Eagles were losing to the Redskins on Sunday, Marcus Vick wrote a message on Twitter about a “fat boy” who needed to “save your ass.” Some people took that tweet as a shot at Eagles coach Andy Reid, who does, in fact, need to do something to save his own job. (And who is, in fact, fat.)

But Marcus went on Twitter today and said that the Sunday tweet wasn’t referencing the Eagles.

“I never mentioned Coach,” Vick wrote. “U people find anything to pick at. Step off my tweets PLEASSSSE!!!! It’s not that serious. Everything don’t involve football.”

Marcus didn’t explain what his tweet was referencing, but the “fat boy” tweet was oblique enough that he can credibly claim he wasn’t talking about the Eagles. After previously tweeting, “Please trade my brother. We requesting out of Philly!!!! Please please please,” that represents progress.