Mike Vick, Busted...???

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by ZZZzzzzzzz, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. Posted on Wed, Jan. 17, 2007

    QB Vick raises suspicion at Miami airport


    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was reluctant to throw away his 20-ounce water bottle at a Miami International Airport security checkpoint Wednesday morning.

    The reason, police say: The plastic bottle had a secret compartment that, when opened, had a dark residue and a pungent odor of marijuana.

    Vick boarded his 8:20 a.m. AirTran flight to Atlanta before screeners called police. Now Miami-Dade police are examining the bottle and could charge him if it tests positive for drugs.

    Police notified the National Football League about the investigation, Miami Herald news partner WFOR-CBS4 reported. Joel Segal, Vick's agent, declined to comment late Wednesday.

    According to a Miami-Dade police report, here's what happened:

    Vick, 26, balked when security at the Concourse G checkpoint asked him to surrender his water bottle, which had an Aquafina label. Security regulations prohibit travelers from carrying bottles with more than 3 ounces of liquid through checkpoints.

    Eventually, Vick left the bottle behind and went to his gate. But his initial reluctance to do so aroused the suspicion of Transportation Security Administration screener Gertrude Joseph. She pulled the bottle out of a recycle bin and notified her supervisor when she discovered its hidden compartment.

    Screeners told police they recognized Vick as the pro football player, and they were certain it was his water bottle because they saw him throw it away and it was the only water bottle in the recycle bin.

    Miami-Dade police reviewed surveillance video from the checkpoint and said it corroborated the screeners' version of events. They also confirmed Vick was a passenger on AirTran Flight 338 from Miami to Atlanta.

    The bottle had a clear partition in the middle, separating the bottle into two compartments.

    ''The concealed compartment contained a small amount of dark particulate and a pungent aroma closely associated with marijuana,'' Miami-Dade Detective Kevin Kozak wrote in his report. ``The top half contained a small amount of clear liquid. When held upright the bottle appeared to be half full of water.''

    Vick, the top NFL draft pick in 2001, is the older brother of Miami Dolphins wide receiver Marcus Vick and second cousin of Oakland Raiders quarterback Aaron Brooks. Vick is known around the NFL for his ability to scramble away from defenders and make dazzling running plays. He is third on the NFL's all-time rushing list for quarterbacks, running for more than 1,000 yards this past season.

    Vick is two years into a 10-year, $130 million contract with the Falcons.

    Miami Herald staff writers Armando Salguero and Gladys Amador, and Brian Andrews, a reporter with Miami Herald news partner WFOR-CBS 4, contributed to this report.

  2. ElCubano


  3. Rumors he is going to be traded to the Raiders, for the first pick and other picks/players.

    Perfect fit in Oakland, don't you think? Vick to the other dope head, Randy Moss. All they need is T.O. to make a complete 3 headed Moe, Curly, and Larry...


  4. "The bottle was found to have a compartment that contained "a small amount of dark particulate and a pungent aroma closely associated with marijuana," the police report said.

    Miami police have said it could take weeks to decide whether to file charges."

    What a waste of taxpayers money.