Michael Vick is once again making news, and it’s not for football.
Eagles quarterback Mike Vick, who remains on federal probation following a two-year prison term for dogfighting, celebrated his 30th birthday with a party at a Virginia Beach club. And, apparently, one of the games was pin the tail on the donkey.
A shooting reportedly occurred as the club was closing. A fight broke out, and then someone whipped out the ultimate peacemaker.
One man was shot, per WTKR, which also cites unnamed sources in reporting that the shooting occurred at the party. The victim initially refused treatment but then went to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
A police spokesman said that the victim and witnesses were being “uncooperative.”
The invitation to the party boasted that Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall and Colts safety Antoine Bethea would be attending, along with former NBA star Allen Iverson. (That is, we think they meant Antoine Bethea of the Colts; the invitation says “Antwoine.”)
Though there’s no indication that Vick was involved in the shooting, the mere fact that someone possibly came to the birthday party of a guy on federal probation with a gun in his (or her) possession could invite the feds to examine very closely whether Vick has honored all terms of his supervised release — which usually includes not hanging out with folks who carry guns.
Whatever role Vick had in this, is certainly not good news for him. He already has a tarnished reputation, and his bad image may cost him opportunites in the NFL.