Since the story broke early yesterday, news has tickled out about what had happened at the Virginia Beach nightclub and what Vick's role could have been in it. I'm just going to start from the beginning and take you up to everything we know now.
There was a non-fatal shooting outside of a nightclub In Virginia Beach where a birthday party was being held for Eagles QB Michael Vick.
The alleged victim in the case, who was taken to the hospital in "good" condition(as good as one could be after being shot in the leg I guess), was actually a co-defendant of Vick's in the federal dog-fighting case that sent him to prison. The victim, identified as Quanis Phillips, was sentenced to 21 months in prison for his part in the dog-fighting ring.
Vick's attorney Larry Woodward said that Vick was neither involved in nor was he present at the time of the shooting.
"The reports that say someone was shot at his party are not correct. The shooting occurred outside the place," said Lawrence H. Woodward Jr., Michael Vick's attorney. "Mike is not involved in any way. Michael left somewhere around 2 a.m."
The Eagles then released a statement on the matter. "We are aware of the incident that occurred in Virginia early this morning and are in the process of gathering all of the facts. Until then, we will not have any comment on this matter."
Falcons’ WR Roddy White says that he and Vick had left the party before the fight broke out.
"We were already gone by the time that stuff started happening, so I don’t know what’s going to go on with that or whatever, but we didn’t have anything to do with it," White said on Friday during a break at Vick's youth football camp
Police in Virginia beach then said that they do not regard Michael Vick as a suspect or person of interest in connection with the shooting that occurred outside of a nightclub that had hosted a birthday party for him.
The good news for Michael Vick this afternoon might be that the Virginia Beach police say he is "of no interest to us" as they investigate a shooting that occurred early this morning outside a restaurant where Vick reportedly had been celebrating his 30th birthday.
Police also said that witnesses and the alleged victim in the case were "very uncooperative."
It appears very unlikely that Vick will face any legal repercussions as a result of the incident. However, it remains to be seen what if any action the Eagles or NFL could take. Roger Goodell doesn’t require the same burden of proof that a prosecutor or police do. The mere fact that Vick was connected in any way with an incident like this could be enough for him to act.
That said, you would imagine that the league or team would need some sort of tangible evidence of wrongdoing to suspend or cut Vick. Whether that be a witness that comes forward or a video that surfaces… Something.