Falcons Pro Bowl wide receiver Roddy White attended Michael Vick’s football camp at Hampton University on Thursday but was not at a party later that night when a shooting took place.
“Just got off the plane. Goin(g) to Mike Vick’s football camp in VA. Should be good,” White tweeted at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday off his Twitter.com account.
Later, at 11: 05 he tweeted, “Camp was nice. It was hot, but fun.”
Jonathan Feinsod spoke to White’s mother and she said Roddy was fine. He wasn’t sure if White was in Virginia or back in Atlanta, but he was not present at the time of the shooting.
“Roddy is pretty loyal to his friends,” Feinsod said on Friday. “I’m sure he wasn’t involved in anything.”
Several Virginia media outlets have reported that Quanis Phillips, one of Vick’s co-defendants in the federal dogfighting trial, was shot after a birthday party for Vick after 2 a.m. Friday morning.
Lawrence Woodward, Vick’s attorney, said his client was not involved or present during the shooting.
Former Falcon DeAngelo Hall was listed as one o f the “invited” guests on the flyer for the party. But Friday evening he tweeted that he wasn’t there.
“I understand I was mentioned as a special ‘invited’ guest to attend, but as most of you know I’ve been on vacation with my family,” Hall sent in a tweet at 3:49 on Friday.
BIRDLAND – Some of the Falcons are spreading out across the country and working at some football camps this weekend.
Wide receiver Roddy White is off to Virgina to take part in Michael Vick’s camp.
Fullback Ovie Mughelli is hosting a free camp in Charleston, S.C.
This will be be Mughelli’s second camp of the year, merging Eco and Fitness for its Football Camp and Environmental
Workshop taking place at Garrett Academy of Technology. He had a camp last month in Atlanta.
“I want to provide great skill training for our youth to enjoy football while also a chance to educate them to go Green,” Mughelli said. “The focus of the Ovie Mughelli Foundation is to grow in partnership and support to create quality programs to empower our youth.”
• Local high school coaches, local college football players, along with NFL’s Verron Haynes, Willie Whitehead, and others will be hands-on
• Key Environmental leaders, including Captain Planet Foundation, Jim Ellis Audi Atlanta, and Maximus Solar
• Environmental workshop highlight, includes contructing a solarized home for family of four where the kids will have the opportunity to help paint, place vinyl and test the solar panels. This home is a demo of what is being used to service Haiti families.
For more information about the Ovie Mughelli Foundation on supporting current and future programs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the website at www.OvieMughelliFoundation.org.