Posted September 06, 2013

Michael Vick says his younger teammates don’t respect him

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Michael Vick says his younger teammates don't respect him. (Drew Hallowell/Philadelphia Eagles/Getty Images)

Michael Vick says his effort to play “peacemaker” was ignored. (Drew Hallowell/Philadelphia Eagles/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick said his younger teammates don’t respect him, according to Philadelphia Daily News reporter Les Bowen.

Vick attempted to break up an altercation between cornerback Cory Williams and controversial wide receiver Riley Cooper and became upset when a Daily News reporter approached him.

“I try to be the peacemaker, but these young dudes don’t respect me,” Vick told the Daily News reporter after the incident.

Vick went on to say that the maturity level on the Eagles “gotta be on a completely different plane,” and that the scrum between Cooper and Williams is a “distraction” for the team heading into Week 1. Cooper dismissed the incident as “nothing,” saying that Williams was being “competitive” and that a lot of contact occurred to cause the fight.

The Eagles will play the Washington Redskins in Week 1 on Sept. 9.


146 comments
vickhater
vickhater

The dogs that Vick tortured and killed deserve more respect than Vick.  Go to hell Vick.

TeresaSilverlight
TeresaSilverlight

I agree with "mskatbrat." The killing of that little red dog will always be such a horrific act: With every sack Vick goes thru, I say=retribution; Vick is a pathetic mediocre sadistic person, respect? He gambled- he was a co-conspirator- Its only because he is a "black famous "person and a black sports icon, that Vick is permitted to play. How could any group claim him as an icon? 

6marK6
6marK6

Put me down with the young teammates that don't respect you, Vick. I hate you.

mskatbrat
mskatbrat

'As the little red dog lay on the ground, gasping for air, Quanis Phillips grabbed it's front legs and Michael Vick grabbed it's back legs. They swung the dog over their head like a jump rope then slammed it to the ground. The first impact didn't kill it. So, Phillips and Vick slammed it again. The two men kept at it, alternating back and forth, pounding the creature against the ground, until, at last, the little red dog was dead.' - The Lost Dogs by Jim Gorant    I don't believe this lowlife piece of crap deserves ANY respect! Nor does he deserve to play professional sports or even be out of jail.

Darin1
Darin1

gotta love all these people on here still complaining about dogs...THERE DOGS PEOPLE GET OVER IT ALREADY!!!!

Jai2
Jai2

Winning cures all

rivetzpdx
rivetzpdx

Kind of a deceptive headline; it makes it sound like Vick was calling out the whole team or something, It feels like a cherry-picked sentence without any context, I'd want to see the whole transcript before I assumed he was making some statement about his role on the team as a leader.

Disbott3000
Disbott3000

It's RUFF when you can't get no respect, especially when you've done nothing to lose that respect, right Mike?

Tyler15
Tyler15

Vick got off light in his sentencing. There were other dog fighting rings (Ohio and Alabama) where the head guy got 62 YEARS.

Vick, for those who don't know, pled guilty to a slew of charges not related to his psychopathic treatment of animals. (He wasn't charged at all for killing dogs).

btcvsolo
btcvsolo

Wait a minute....I thought there already was a New York Jets/Circus?

tfhj
tfhj

A known felon can earn millions of dollars playing professional sports but a no name felon can't even get a job at Wal Mart.

tfhj
tfhj

Doggedout00, you need some serious help.

kendallclements
kendallclements

Why would they respect him? What has he done to earn their respect?

RobertSmith
RobertSmith

What a shock.  A dog killer without a ring and little throwing accuracy is not respected by his teammates. Gotta earn respect, Mike. 

Doggedout00
Doggedout00

I could care less if he killed dogs. To me the case has not been proven that he was directly involved. No pictures or video that shows him ever even being home during the fights. It was proven however, that he clearly did not live there. That little black house out back was in the neighbors property and he knew but he did get charged. He admitted to knowing the goings on in there. 90% of the people here hating on him need to re-evaluate their own personal lives and rethink on how the meat they eat gets to the tables... Beef. Chicken. Fish. Pork. The list goes on. Any of you haters ever go on Youtube and click a link on some random page and see how these other "non-dog" animals are dying? Pie holes need shutting or the hating morons need to become 100% vegetarians. Horses are shot in the eye to kill them which almost never works but it keeps happening. Chickens and other birds are boiled alive. (lobsters are too!) Cows are shot in the back of the head with a air powered bold gun to stun them so "they don't feel any pain" while getting carved up alive. I hate people who hate SO much but yet are seriously misinformed themselves about everyday happenings. I love dogs. Have had at least 3 at once all my life. Never participated in any dog fighting rings. But the thing I hate most  are clueless and voicefully arrogant idiots with misplaced anger on a subject they might know 15% about all the public facts.

hsitechguide
hsitechguide

@mskatbrat Right On!!  This soul-less, "lower than a dog" should be court-ordered to live in a dog shelter; spend his days cleaning dog runs and his nights listening to the cries of the lost, abandoned and abused.

mskatbrat
mskatbrat

@Darin1 First of all, it's "They're" dogs. Second of all, you're just human, an animal just like them. NO BETTER!

vickhater
vickhater

@Jai2  yeah....who cares how you get there.....right?

MutapaXvii
MutapaXvii

@tfhj Stop hanging around with no name felons.......... or are you talking about yourself...??

vickhater
vickhater

@Doggedout00  you love dogs but you don't care if Vick killed dogs?  I can't comprehend this......

pvraymo
pvraymo

 You did dog some people out, yet Vick is a** who got what he deserved, no matter how "ignant" he may claim to be.   Agree with you though on all the people whining just because it's dogs.   Can't stand animal activists who if they have the time and motivation, choose to champion ANIMAL rights over human beings.  PETA can KMFA.   Sorry, but it medical research on some animals may lead to curing disease (especially among children) so be it and yeah, where the heck do you think that steak,burger, chop, filet, etc. came from?

marc.naturephotog
marc.naturephotog

@Doggedout00 

Uh,  ummmm.... you do know Vick plead guilty, right???  Not to lesser charges mind you by way of plea bargain,  but to substantially all that he was charged with. But if you want to think he was lying when he said he did exactly what he was accused of, including bankrolling the operation,  well by all means.  And keep an eye out for the Easter Bunny too. You never know when he might show up. 

Not sure I follow your reasoning: because some animals are killed for human consumption in a non-humane way, training and making dogs to fight to the death for entertainment is somehow less repugnant?  I'm sure it made sense to you when you wrote it and really, isn't that the main thing?





a52wkhi
a52wkhi

@Doggedout00Thank you for stating the facts in a non-emotional and pragmatic way. I too have had dogs all my life, (have two now) and I do not hate Vick.  And I think he served a overly harsh prison sentence (24 months) for killing some dogs, when other crimes on humans sometimes get less actual prison time (rapists, manslaughter, etc. ). I am a die-hard Eagles fan and I dont think he is a great quarterback. but he is exciting to watch.



KellyKirsch
KellyKirsch

And what, pray inquire, does Vick's criminal activities have to do with the fact his team mates pay him no mind?  Maybe it has more to do with the fact he's someone not worth paying attention to?

mskatbrat
mskatbrat

He didn't serve enough time. Taking lives, any lives deserves a heck of a lot longer! God created ALL LIFE, not just humans to torture, abuse and neglect his other creatures.

mskatbrat
mskatbrat

@TonyMcDay @Tyler15 It being old  news doesn't make it right. I'm sure it would be ok with you if he slammed your dog to the ground over and over until it died, or hung it from a tree until it died. That would be ok, right? You're a moron.

Janice1
Janice1

@marc.naturephotog @Doggedout00 Get off your high horse people are trained to fight for entertainment in kickboxing, MMA, boxing, judo, Karate & wrestling.  Participants are often wounded and some even die.

Janice1
Janice1

@KellyKirsch should should live by your post.  You aren't worth paying attention to by anyone sane.

vickhater
vickhater

@KirkLindsey @mskatbrat @TonyMcDay @Tyler15  Terrible mistake?  Killing dogs the way Vick did was not a mistake....it's bad judgement and bad character.  Vick is cold and heartless and no matter how much money he makes as a football player it will not elevate him....he will remain a POS dog killer.  Damn dog crap?  you are probably related to him 

KirkLindsey
KirkLindsey

@mskatbrat @TonyMcDay @Tyler15 Enough with this damn dog crap..he paid his dues damn...nobody cares when white or people other than black go out and shot elephants, bucks, moose for damn sport...don't even eat the damn animal just shoot them for fun.  Oh but vick is such a horrible person...get outa here.  I am sick and tired of people holding this over his head...like you haven't made any terrible mistakes.

mskatbrat
mskatbrat

You'd probably enjoy it more, lowlife.

mskatbrat
mskatbrat

@Janice1 @marc.naturephotog However, PEOPLE have a choice, they CHOOSE IT! Dogs do not. Someone needs to slam you repeatedly to the ground and see how YOU like it!

Janice1
Janice1

@KellyKirsch  You should live by your post.  You aren't worth paying any attention to by anyone who is sane.

TeresaSilverlight
TeresaSilverlight

@Janice1 @Doggedout00 @ChantalSmithless No Janet, it's because he's black, a black icon, that he walked away from what should have been felony RICO charges, illegal gambling; Pete Rose cannot ever play baseball again, will not be entered into the Hall of Fame; Vick stated he got an adrenaline rush from the dog killings; His partners in the dog fighting illegal business testified against Vick; Plus there were informants-dog fighting participants that were horrified at Vick's killings. Maybe black people need to re-think their icons. 

mskatbrat
mskatbrat

@Janice1Try again. 'As the little red dog lay on the ground, gasping for air, Quanis Phillips grabbed it's front legs and Michael Vick grabbed it's back legs. They swung the dog over their head like a jump rope then slammed it to the ground. The first impact didn't kill it. So, Phillips and Vick slammed it again. The two men kept at it, alternating back and forth, pounding the creature against the ground, until, at last, the little red dog was dead.' - The Lost Dogs by Jim Gorant.    THIS IS WHY I HAVE NO RESPECT FOR HIM AND NEVER WILL! I don't give a flying fk if he's pink with purple polka dots, he's still a lowlife piece of crap!

Janice1
Janice1

@Doggedout00 @ChantalSmithless Because the "man" happens to have a black skin color is why these fools persecute & hold their grudges.  They are cruel, worthless, scum who lack basic decency & are unmerciful.  When they face their Creator they will be treated without mercy just as they have lived & treated all  others.  These people are monsters who think they are beautiful & compassionate.  When in truth their very souls are corroded & eaten away with cruelty, evil, wickedness, perversion.  They are hideously, ugly, unmerciful & unforgiving & deserve to be treated as such as they treat others.  Rotten hypocrites are blind to their own disgusting ways.

NinoScholz
NinoScholz

@Doggedout00 @ChantalSmithless This is an article about Vick, but somehow you managed to turn it into an assault on folks eating habits? As far as Vick goes, he's done his time and service and appears a changed man. I've forgiven him long ago.

Doggedout00
Doggedout00

@ChantalSmithless @Doggedout00 If the answer to your "eating" preferences are not 100% vegetarian, then you are like the rest of "regular" folks. Sorry to break it to you, but if you eat any form of meat in and amount be it large or small. Do yourself a small favor and look into "how" the meat you eat arrives at your table. And just food for thought, YOU were not singled out, but if the shoe fits. Oh, and 2nd thought, why don't you take some of whatever free time you or anybody else may have and really look into exactly what the facts are in the case of Michael Vick vs The State, and see exactly what he was charged with, what facts were actually brought forth and what actually had a chance to stick to the case. Though I do not agree with anything that he may have or may not have been apart of regarding dogs, I am a realist and do know that what I feel & believe vs what you may think, feel, or believe may never be 1 in the same. So before you go and start slinging out phrases like "delusional" and whatever other term(s) you have waiting to sling, think about this hard fact. What I state here to the masses is solely a matter of my opinion. If you don't like it, you don't have to continue to read anything I type here. Simply put, to be delusional is to hold a man to a life long grudge for something that he has long paid his dues for within the limits of our great American Judicial System. Don't know it or don't like? Get to know it better before you cast your stern hard judgement on other like you yourself are the all knowing of all things to know.