The Once and Future Vick
From the AP: On Wednesday, two Transportation Security Administration screeners recognized the 6-foot, 215-pound Vick when he reportedly was reluctant to turn over his 20-ounce bottle.
The bottle was found to have a compartment that contained "a small amount of dark particulate and a pungent aroma closely associated with marijuana," a Miami police report said. The compartment was hidden by the bottle's label so that it appeared to be a full bottle of water when held upright, police said.
What an idiot. I can't decide which is stupider: having the dope-hiding water bottle in the first place, or trying to carry it onto an airplane when they've been restricting liquids on flights for months.
Lead-pipe lock prediction: After Vick does not get Atlanta deep into the playoffs next year, the Falcons will let him go. He will finish his career teasing team after team with his talent and leading no one anywhere. He will finish his career as the starting quarterback for the Las Vegas Raiders.
One day, back when he was playing for Virginia Tech, I wrote that Michael Vick was "The most exciting football player I've ever seen; more electric than Deion Sanders, Barry Sanders, or any other Sanders. He is going to make some NFL franchise very happy, and just might change the way the quarterback position is played." I still stand behind that statement. But if he doesn't pull his head out of his posterior, he's going to end up more Jeff George than John Elway.
I'm officially done being a Michael Vick fan.