Vick spent some time in prison for various crimes related to dog fighting. He got out and played as a back-up quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles last year. They signed him to an about $5 million deal for the upcoming season.
Vick held a birthday party for himself a week or so ago in Virginia where he grew up. I’m not sure if it was a charity event, or a money-maker for him. Towards the end of the evening, one of the people convicted with him showed up. There was apparently a confrontation and Vick left. The co-defendant was shot by someone, who he won’t identify. The police have said that Vick isn’t a suspect.
Vick’s parole requires that he have no contact with the co-defendant. The NFL doesn’t have “conditions” as such on his re-instatement; but, it has him on an “extremely tight leash” (perhaps an unfortunate description).
As part of the aftermath, the parole authorities in Pennsylvania have not let him leave the state, resulting in him being a no-show at two events he had committed to. He’s now under investigation by the parole people and the NFL and getting flack from the media.
My thought is that unless and until it is found that he initiated the contact with the co-defendant, everyone needs to shut up.