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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Articles tagged: Marcus Vick

Marcus Vick claims he was hacked, deletes Twitter

Marcus VickMarcus Vick stirred up a controversy on Twitter, and again he’s trying to use the excuse that he was hacked.

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.

[Video: Riley Cooper drops n-bomb at 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:

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:

Michael Vick forgives Riley Cooper, disagrees with Marcus

Michael VickMichael 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.

[Video: Riley Cooper uses racial slur at Kenny Chesney concert]

“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:

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

Marcus Vick rips Riley Cooper, offers $1K bounty for safety to light him up

Riley-Cooper-Kenny-Chesney-concertIf 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.

Vick also called Cooper a bunch of four-letter words that we blurred out for our PG audience:

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Marcus Vick went ballistic over the George Zimmerman verdict

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.

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:

Marcus Vick George Zimmerman tweet

Vick continued to compare the Zimmerman outcome to other situations:

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Marcus Vick sends homophobic tweet about Arizona Cardinals

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.

Marcus-VickAs 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.

H/T Deadspin

Marcus Vick seemingly takes a shot at Andy Reid on Twitter

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:

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.

H/T Game On!

Marcus Vick criticizes Eagles, wants brother Michael traded

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.

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:

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