Marcus Vick, who is the younger brother of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mike Vick, offered a $1,000 bounty to a defensive player to light up Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper with a hit. Cooper drew headlines on Wednesday when video emerged of him using a despicable racial slur at a Kenny Chesney concert.
After Marcus’ comments went viral, he tried to backtrack.
“My page was hacked!” he wrote in a since-deleted tweet.
Not even the biggest Vick fan in the world was buying that line. But then Vick said he was going to delete his Twitter:
Ok ok my girl is deleting my twitter. You guys have fun. Enjoy & be safe I'm out! ✌
— Marcus Vick (@MVFive) August 1, 2013
Vick hasn’t deleted his account yet, but he should probably consider it. After all, look at all the times it’s gotten him in trouble:
- – Marcus Vick sends homophobic tweet about Arizona Cardinals
– Marcus Vick lobbies for Eagles to trade his brother
– Marcus Vick takes shot at Andy Reid
– Marcus Vick went ballistic over the George Zimmerman verdict
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Michael Vick forgives his Philadelphia Eagles teammate Riley Cooper for using a racist slur while at a Kenny Chesney concert. He also says he disagrees with the harsh words of his brother, Marcus, who wanted to put a bounty on Cooper.
Cooper was fined $1,000 by the team for his comments, and he quickly apologized after video of his slur went viral on Wednesday. Cooper also apparently came to his teammates and apologized to them.
Vick told reporters that Cooper apologized to them and that there was an open dialogue among the team after his apology. He said he forgave Cooper and that he disagrees with what his brother tweeted.
“We all make mistakes in life… As a teammate, I forgave him,” Vick told reporters.
“My brother has to not show a certain level of ignorance himself,” Mike said of brother Marcus, via the LA Times’ Sam Farmer.
Vick also tweeted the following note:
Riley's my friend Our relationship is mutual respect. He looked me in the eyes and apologized. I believe in forgiveness and I believe in him
— Mike Vick (@MikeVick) August 1, 2013
Though Vick forgives Cooper, others may not be so quick to forgive. According to Jeff McLane of the Philly Inquirer, wide receiver Jason Avant said that although some already have forgiven Cooper, it may take a while before others do.
Who figured that in all this mess, it would be Michael Vick coming across as the most mature individual?
Photo: Twitter/Jeff McLane
If there was a list of washed-up athletes who need to get off Twitter, Marcus Vick would be at the top of it. Marcus, who is the younger brother of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, is known for tweeting incredibly dumb stuff and putting his brother in uncomfortable situations because of it. He was back at it again on Thursday afternoon, albeit with an interesting twist.
After catching wind of the racist remark Riley Cooper made at a Kenny Chesney concert earlier this summer (video here), Marcus took to Twitter to offer $1,000 to the first NFL safety who lights the Eagles receiver up this season.
Hey I'm putting a bounty on Riley's head. 1k to the first Free Safety or Strong safety that light his ass up! Wake him up please…..
— Marcus Vick (@MVFive) July 31, 2013
Vick also called Cooper a bunch of four-letter words that we blurred out for our PG audience:
Marcus Vick is known for sharing strong opinions over Twitter, and nothing elicited a stronger reaction from the former Virginia Tech quarterback than the acquittal of George Zimmerman on Saturday.
Vick started off simply by saying there was no justice done in the case.
So it's ok for me to follow n start a fight with someone, let him beat on me then pull a gun in kill them? #NoJustice
— Marcus Vick (@MVFive) July 14, 2013
Vick then compared the outcome — Zimmerman being acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin — to his brother, Michael, going to prison for running an illegal dog fighting operation:
Like I said before, a dogs life mean more then a human of color.
— Marcus Vick (@MVFive) July 14, 2013
Vick continued to compare the Zimmerman outcome to other situations:
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If ever there were a person who could have their Twitter rights legally stripped from them, it would be Marcus Vick. The younger brother of Michael Vick tweets out some of the most ridiculous things you will ever read, and his homophobic remark about the Arizona Cardinals earlier this week was a prime example.
Those Arizona Cardinals got a brunch of Fruit Tarts on there team….. Watch out for the pile on pumps this year!!!
— Marcus Vick (@MVFive) April 15, 2013
As for what Vick is referring to, we have no idea. There has been some speculation surrounding the sexual preference of free agent safety Kerry Rhodes this week, who played for the Cardinals last season. I suppose that could be what Vick is trying to reference, but we really have no way of knowing. Marcus has put Michael in some incredibly uncomfortable positions in the past with the stuff he tweets, so this isn’t exactly a surprise.
What is somewhat of a surprise — even for Marcus — is that Vick currently has a warrant out for his arrest after failing to appear in court in Virginia over a week ago. He has skipped multiple court dates since promising to pay $40,000 to a woman who sued him in 2008 claiming psychological trauma following an alleged relationship Vick had with her when he was 19 and she was 15. Would you be tweeting under those circumstances?
On second thought, I’m not surprised at all.
Marcus Vick may be criticizing the Philadelphia Eagles again on Twitter, only this time he made more of an effort to mask his insult. Philadelphia’s record fell to 3-7 on Sunday at the hands of the Washington Redskins, and quarterback Michael Vick missed the game with a concussion. As a result of the embarrassing loss, Andy Reid’s seat is hotter than ever.
Reid has had to answer questions about whether or not he feels he is about to lose his job or if he would consider resigning. He’s also had to defend himself for playing LeSean McCoy in the fourth quarter of a blowout, since McCoy suffered a concussion with under two minutes to play and the Eagles trailing by 25 points. Michael Vick’s younger brother Marcus tweeted the following on Monday morning:
Yeaaaaa! Try everything n your handbook to save your ass FATBOY!!!!
— Marcus Vick (@MVFive) November 19, 2012
Marcus went off on the Eagles on Twitter a couple weeks ago, which resulted in Michael apologizing on behalf of his brother and assuring fans and reporters that it would not happen again. The “fat boy” comment didn’t mention the Reid or the Eagles specifically, but I’d be shocked if that’s not what Marcus was referring to.
In the meantime, Nick Foles did not look NFL-ready in his first start against the Redskins. Michael Vick is believed to have suffered a “significant concussion” last weekend, but the Eagles have not ruled out his return for Monday night’s game against the Panthers.
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Marcus Vick went off on the Philadelphia Eagles over Twitter while watching “Monday Night Football,” demanding that the team trade his brother, Michael.
“Please trade my brother. We requesting out of Philly!!!! Please please please……” he wrote on Twitter during Monday’s game between the New Orleans Saints and Eagles before deleting the tweet.
Marcus later explained why he tweeted that he wants the Eagles to trade his brother.
Only reason I said trade was bc I hear all that Nick Foles talk. Honestly who is he? What was his college record at Arizona? #letmeknow
— Marcus Vick (@MVFive) November 6, 2012
That trade demand tweet was the first in a series of comments from Marcus criticizing the Eagles. He was particular critical of the team’s offensive line for its inability to protect his brother: