Vick’s Antics Growing Old On Falcons Top Brass

Michel Vick, pretending to be James Bond, evidently is so tricky that he has hidden compartments in of all places – his water bottle. The elusive QB was stopped before boarding a plane in Miami Wednesday and it was discovered that in a secret compartment of his water bottle there was what appeared to be residue from marijuana. Give Vick credit for one thing, it takes a genius to find or make a water bottle with a secret compartment, but of course on the other hand, it takes an idiot to put drugs in it before trying to board a plane.

Of course the airport security in Miami questioned the QB, who it stated did not give up the water bottle for inspection without a bit of a fight, then let him board the plane without being arrested. The police in Miami said it will be weeks before a decision is made to file charges against Vick. Management and Falcons owner Arthur Blank are becoming more and more fed up with the antics of Vick. GM Rich McKay, Blank and new coach Bobby Petrino met with Vick after the incident, and reports had Blank “upset” with the franchise QB.

Upset? That word would be an understatement as to my feelings if I was the owner of the Falcons right now. You have a situation where you are always going to be watched with a fine tooth comb as a popular pro football player, and then you pull a stunt like trying to board a plane with residue of marijuana in a secret compartment?! Vick has had his share of troubles already over the last year, first having to settle a lawsuit with a woman who claimed that he gave her herpes. Then in November after a home loss Vick flipped off the fans leaving the field.

As I have said in the past, maybe its time for the Vick Circus to take up a new location. The Falcons are headed in a new direction with Petrino, and he should seriously think about taking a look in training camp at solid backup quarterback Matt Schaub to lead the Falcons. No one can doubt Vick as a tremendous athlete, but his judgement is the one thing that lately is going to keep him from even coming close to taking the next step into an elite NFL player.


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