Saturday, April 25, 2015

Eagles respond to Vick alcohol report

The Eagles responded this morning to a report on the ProFootballTalk.com web site that suggested quarterback Michael Vick may have violated the terms of his probation and jeopardized his reinstatement by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell because, according to a report last week in the New York Post, he drank vodka.

Eagles respond to Vick alcohol report

The Eagles responded this morning to a report on the ProFootballTalk.com web site that suggested quarterback Michael Vick may have violated the terms of his probation and jeopardized his reinstatement by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell because, according to a report last week in the New York Post, he drank vodka.

"We are aware of the report and it is not in conflict with terms of his probation or reinstatement with the NFL," team spokesman Derek Boyko said in an e-mail.

The Aug. 16 New York Post report described Vick as being in the Riverbend Bar & Grill "sipping on a Grey Goose and pineapple juice and talking to two friends."

The posting on PFT cited  a July 27 letter from Goodell to Vick that stated "you are required to abide by the terms of the supervised release that were imposed on you by the court, which include not committing any further crime, limits on who you may associate with, prohibitions regarding drug and alcohol use, possession of a firearm or other dangerous weapon, and forbidding you to own, possess or be involved with the sale of any dog."

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The web site later quoted league spokesman Greg Aiello as saying in an e-mail that "our press release referred to conditions imposed by the court. Anything to do with the league's program is confidential. I am not aware of any violations to the terms of his reinstatement." 

 

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