Now that the Michael Vick “water bottle” saga is behind us, all I can say is – WOW, that must be some special water bottle. In case you missed it, Vick recently told the “Atlanta Journal-Constitution” that the bottle, which was thought to have a hidden compartment that was stashing pot, was really a compartment stashing….jewelry. Yes, that’s right, Vick evidently can’t put the jewelry in his pocket, suitcase, or even wear it, instead he has to put it in….his water bottle?
I have been in plenty of pro locker rooms over the years, and yes, I can say that players will usually have a safe that teams install in their lockers for their valuables, such as their watches, earrings, or wallets. Or in the NBA, its usually the ball boys duty to put the players goods in a hiding spot till after the game is over and the player is getting dressed. But I have never heard of something as dumb as a water bottle being used for jewelry.
This sounds like a classic case of Vick, who actually was cleared of any wrongdoing in the whole case, trying to back peddle and continue to come up with a reason as to why he would have a suspicious water bottle in the first place. Instead of just letting the whole thing go, he continues to come up with reasons behind the whole deal, now with this latest statement that makes the whole thing seem almost like a joke at this point.
Vick instead should be counting his lucky stars that the Falcons are basically telling him its his ship to steer or sink in 2007. With the trade on Wednesday to the Texans of Matt Schaub, Vick really has no competition at the QB spot, despite the fact that there are plenty of fans and media in Atlanta that felt that Schaub should have gotten a true spot to challenge Vick in training camp. Now with him gone, it’s time for Vick to be quiet, put the Batman-like water bottle away, and get back to football and trying, once again, to become a passable NFL quarterback.