NFL looking into shooting at Vick’s birthday party

Roddy White attended Michael vick's football camp, but had left the party before an early a.m. shooting occurred.

Roddy White attended Michael Vick's football camp, but had left the party before an early a.m. shooting occurred.

Updated, Mon. 7:36 a.m.

The National Football League and the Philadelphia Eagles are gathering information on the shooting that occurred after Michael Vick’s birthday party last Thursday outside of Virginia Beach.

The league is checking to see if the player conduct policy was violated or if Vick violated his federal probation order. He’s under probation for three years as part of his federal dogfighting conviction.

Vick’s attorney stated that he was not involved in the shooting.

Falcons wide receiver Roddy White, who went to help at Vick’s youth football game and was at the party, said they both had left long before the shooting occurred.

“We have been looking into it to determine the facts,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in an e-mail Sunday sent to USA Today.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell addressed Vick’s plight at the rookie symposium to reporters last night.
“Obviously, we’ve got to look and see whether there was any violation of policy,” Goodell said.

Vick could be facing another suspension from the league.

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Updated, SAT 9:24 A.M.

Falcons Pro Bowl wide receiver Roddy White was at  Michael Vick’s 30th birthday party, but left before the shooting of one of Vick’s co-defendants in the federal dog fighting case occurred.

“We were already gone by the time that stuff started happening, so I don’t know what’s going to go on with that or whatever, but we didn’t have anything to do with it,” White told the Newport News Daily Press during a break in the youth football camp.

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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, who currently plays for the Washington Redskins, 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.

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640 comments Add your comment

Will

June 25th, 2010
4:53 pm

Roddy PLEASE stay away from Vick!!

Lowcountry Bulldawg

June 25th, 2010
4:54 pm

Lowcountry Bulldawg

June 25th, 2010
4:54 pm

falcon fan

June 25th, 2010
4:56 pm

I Don`t understand why Roddy still hangs out with this scum bag.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

June 25th, 2010
4:57 pm

Bad Newz seems to follow Vick!

Matt the Brave

June 25th, 2010
4:57 pm

I know that the Falcons can’t officially say ’stay away from Michael Vick’, but they’d better make it an unwritten rule. Trouble follows that man, and apparently he’s still not learned to drop the hanger-ons. Stupid stupid stupid.

falcon fan

June 25th, 2010
4:58 pm

Yeah, further reason to distance yourself from him.

Matt Ryan

June 25th, 2010
4:59 pm

what about me? please ajc…just something about ME!

"Chef" Tim Dix

June 25th, 2010
5:00 pm

Your ultimate Vick banger comes to hs defense: Found out bad guy there , left. End of story.

However, MV7 put himself in this glass house and has to live with it.

falcon fan

June 25th, 2010
5:00 pm

Roddy is one step away from being in the wrong place at the wrong time……….just stupid to risk his nfl career to hang with a thug.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

June 25th, 2010
5:01 pm

For you oldtimers: Vick is like Slep Rock from the Flintstones. Trouble just seems to follow him around.

Shocked

June 25th, 2010
5:01 pm

Bad Newz seems to follow Vick!

I expected more from you DOL. What a cheap shot.

CONVICK7

June 25th, 2010
5:02 pm

I am and will always be a loser.

MR164164

June 25th, 2010
5:02 pm

Who cares?….Not me

@Matt Ryan play well and you will get in the papers

falcon4ever

June 25th, 2010
5:03 pm

Offseason distractions?

MR164164

June 25th, 2010
5:03 pm

@CONVICK7 Yes you are a looser. Get back to work…If you have a job

CONVICK7

June 25th, 2010
5:04 pm

I HAVE A JOB AND I’M NOT A F’ING FELONY.

ROHOHO

June 25th, 2010
5:04 pm

Vick is still sick.

Fred

June 25th, 2010
5:07 pm

So was this loser that got shot one of the dudes that lived like kings as they leeched off Vick and then rolled over on him on the dog thing?

82Dawg

June 25th, 2010
5:10 pm

D. Orlando Ledbetter ….You think it is because of the people lets hang around him??? You think he would learn. I always thought he would have learned from the dog fighting, to pick his friends and guest a little better.

Southside Falcon

June 25th, 2010
5:10 pm

Roddy was attending a CAMP FOR KIDS! Why shouldnt he help with the community he wasnt even at the party, yet you guys wanna condemn him and Vick because he attended a camp with Vick for the KIDS? For christ sake Vick is trying…TRYING which is more than what most would do give him an effing break. I was just as upset with him…..THREE YEARS AGO live and let live Jesus some of yall need to get of you’re damn high horse!

Terrell

June 25th, 2010
5:11 pm

You guys are sad individuals. If it comes out that Vick was involved in the shooting then I will agree with you all but until then I think it’s best that certain comments be kept to one’s self.

Falcon Fan, trust me you have no clue to what a real thug is.

“Chef” I agree with you as far MV7 putting himself in this position but after seeing things like the Big Ben incident and how even by us here he is treated I find some of the things said unfair. Then you will have some people such as “CONVICK7″ say well he got convicted of a crime and Ben didn’t. So? Is that how we justify ourselves? As long as you don’t don’t convicted of something it’s ok to do it?

Roddy White

June 25th, 2010
5:12 pm

YO YO YO YO YO, chill out man, it was only a birthday party. I`ll still be snagging TD passes provided matt get`s them down the field. They aint nothing wrong with having a few dranks man shoot. I got this!!!!!

everydayjane

June 25th, 2010
5:14 pm

now i guess vick is going to take the blame for every crime committed wherever he lays his head…Get Over It People!

Told You So

June 25th, 2010
5:15 pm

Who honestly thought Vick would keep himself out of trouble…for all of you that preached to give him a second chance…TOLD YOU SO! You can take the thug out of the hood, but you can’t take the hood out of the thug.

I just hope that Roger Goodell realizes that his co-defendent getting shot outside the nightclub where Mike Vick’s birthday party happened to be wasn’t just a coincidence. GOODBYE AND GOOD RIDDANCE!

D. Orlando Ledbetter

June 25th, 2010
5:15 pm

Shocked — Sorry about that. That was in bad taste.

Matt Ryan

June 25th, 2010
5:15 pm

But me!! What about me!!!

Matt Ryan

June 25th, 2010
5:16 pm

AWM’s gonna be mad on Monday! At least they get the weekend to rile in angst!

asa wilson

June 25th, 2010
5:16 pm

southside falcon “thug” Christ is spelled with a capital “C”

Vick Fan

June 25th, 2010
5:18 pm

Look at anyone hard enough and you will find trouble, thank god I dont have this type of spotlight on my life!!!!

D. Orlando Ledbetter

June 25th, 2010
5:19 pm

82Dawg — Talked with Wyche this afternoon. We were getting our facts straight since we covered the trial together. We just concluded that he needs to get out of Virginia and start anew someplace far, far away. Idaho maybe. Now, there are federal probation issues, Eagle and Goodell issues for him.

Schleprock

June 25th, 2010
5:19 pm

Oh man! My luck is so bad DOL can’t spell my name right!

cedric

June 25th, 2010
5:20 pm

does not look good, but oh well. hope the best for you mike.

falcon fan

June 25th, 2010
5:20 pm

Wow that`s funny, last time I checked thugs break the law and go to prison. Is their some sort of degree or special certificate you need to be a real thug?

cedric

June 25th, 2010
5:21 pm

big ben just raped a woman and nobody called him a thug. must be nice.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

June 25th, 2010
5:21 pm

Matt Ryan — Who is awm?

Vick Fan — You have to admit that stuff just seems to follow some folks around. Vick is looking like one of those folks.

Bill

June 25th, 2010
5:22 pm

Wait a minute. Roddy went to the football camp – nothing wrong with that. He skipped the party – seems like good judgment to me.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

June 25th, 2010
5:23 pm

Cedric — BIG BEN is a dirty ol’ man? slut? creepy old dude?

GA to DC

June 25th, 2010
5:23 pm

shut up asa wilson, this has nothing to do with your New Birth judgments. At least the racists on this forum stick to the topic.

cedric

June 25th, 2010
5:24 pm

I’m just saying

Real Talk

June 25th, 2010
5:25 pm

DOL – Get real. How many times have you been in place and something happens that YOU had nothing to do with?

Calm Down

June 25th, 2010
5:26 pm

You people are crazy!!!!!! You are are, we dont even know the facts yet and you all are blaming Vick because a guy who testified AGAINST Vick came to Vick’s BIRTHDAY PARTY!!!!! He DESERVED TO GET SHOT!!!! Im sure Vick had nothing to do with it, but he cant prevent any of the THOUSAND people who were there who probly all Love and Care for Vick, to not want to HURT the guy who get there friend locked up in the first place!!!

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cedric

June 25th, 2010
5:26 pm

and big ben has been involved in situations like that before, yet nobody called him a thug. but I guess you can take what you want when you are like big ben.

Real Talk

June 25th, 2010
5:26 pm

The operative words are: CAMP FOR KIDS.. Roddy should abandon Vick because he made poor judgement years ago??

Mark

June 25th, 2010
5:26 pm

D.Orlando Ledbetter……….The report states Vick was not present. Once again the AJC continues with there blatant BS!

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Vick Fan

June 25th, 2010
5:27 pm

Real Talk – lol, I cant o to a bar without having something happen that would make national headlines if my last name was Vick, Ryan, or Clinton.

Poz major

June 25th, 2010
5:29 pm

Vick is my dude, people get over yourselves BP is killing hundreds of animals daily in the Gulf, where yall at with the hate for them…

Matt Ryan

June 25th, 2010
5:30 pm

Poor awm’s…………but its nice they have something to be mad about for the weekend! LOL, can’t wait for them to blame the economy come Sept when they won’t go to the falcons games.