He doesn’t have the greatest reputation, but are people giving him too hard of a time? Michael Vick was ripped a new one from the Philadelphia Inquirer for skipping a charity event. Get both sides stories, with more photos and videos below.
According to the athlete he had some conflict that he couldn’t avoid, and he notified those in charge days before the actual event. According to the Inquirer, after canceling on Oprah and this charity, the QB is slipping back into his old ways!
We all know what Michael Vick did with the dogfighting and how much trouble he got into. His reputation will always be tarnished, but that doesn’t mean he has to be ridiculed in everything that he does. To me, it seems like something came up and he gave them plenty of notice. Even the organizer of the event, Anthony Martin, said:
“I’m hearing [Vick] had some type of emergency, so I really don’t know what’s going on. […] I knew about it a couple of days ago. They called and said he had some type of problem where he’s got to go back to Virginia. I know Vick pretty well. If that’s the case, something happened, otherwise I know he would be here for sure.”
He has canceled a few appearances lately, including a major interview with the one and only Oprah Winfrey. No great excuse was given there and with the questionable reason here, I can see why people may think he is derailing.
So, what do you think about this? Is this latest no-show proof of more bad behavior to come or was it a bad coincidence that both events were so close together? After you check out a few pictures and this video, leave me your comments below.
Photos: www.wenn.com/Hugh Dillon, Shannon McCollum