I guess Plaxico Burress couldn’t get a weekend pass
People unclear on the concept:
Michael Vick has been barred from traveling out of Pennsylvania by probation officials in the wake of a shooting after his birthday party last month, a Philadelphia TV station reported Sunday.
Vick, who must have travel plans approved, missed scheduled appearances this weekend at his own golf tournament in Atlanta and at a youth football camp in Raleigh, N.C., as he stayed in Philadelphia, his spokeswoman, Judy Smith said.
Spokespersons for both events Vick missed this weekend say they weren’t notified until Sunday morning that Vick would not be attending.
“They called early, like 2 o’clock in the morning, telling us he’s not coming,” said Cornelius Corprew, director of Camp Elite Sports’ two-day football camp. “And then we couldn’t speak to him. It was through one of his associates.
“We’re not crazy. No state agency is communicating at 2 o’clock in the morning that he’s not allowed to come. I think that was a selfish act.”
Corprew said that he was told Saturday by Vick representatives that the NFL star would be there Sunday. He said Vick was paid a $2,000 deposit of a $4,000 fee. He said the camp was built around Vick’s appearance, and that campers paid $175 each and were promised packages that included photos and autographs.
“I’m upset because our camp is built on integrity and character and that’s what we teach to our kids,” Corprew said.
Because when you think of “integrity and character” Michael Vick is the first person who springs to mind.
July 17, 2007 — Vick, Peace, Phillips and Taylor are charged by a federal grand jury in Richmond with conspiring to engage in competitive dogfighting, procuring and training pit bulls for fighting, and conducting the enterprise across state lines.
July 26, 2007 — Vick and his co-defendants plead not guilty to the charges.
July 30, 2007 — Taylor changes his plea to guilty and agrees to cooperate with the prosecution of Vick and the other two men.
Aug. 17, 2007 — Peace and Phillips plead guilty and implicate Vick in bankrolling gambling on dogfights. One says the quarterback helped drown or hang dogs that didn’t do well.
Aug. 23, 2007 — Vick signs plea agreement and statement of facts admitting to conspiracy in a dogfighting ring and helping kill pit bulls. He denies betting on the fights, only bankrolling them.
Aug. 24, 2007 — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspends Vick indefinitely without pay from the NFL.
Aug. 27, 2007 — Vick pleads guilty to dogfighting conspiracy before U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson. At a news conference, Vick apologizes for “using bad judgment and making bad decisions. I offer my deepest apologies to everyone. And I will redeem myself. I have to.”
Nov. 20, 2007 — Vick surrenders to U.S. marshals and begins serving his sentence in a Virginia jail three weeks before his official sentencing.
Dec. 10, 2007 — Vick is sentenced to 23 months in federal prison.
Jan. 7, 2008 — Vick leaves Virginia to enter a drug treatment program at a Leavenworth, Kan., minimum security facility.
July 8, 2008 — Vick files for bankruptcy protection.
Nov. 25, 2008 — Vick appears in a Virginia courtroom to plead guilty to a state dogfighting charge and receives a three-year suspended sentence.
April 3, 2009 — Vick testifies in federal bankruptcy court that he has become a changed man and will do all the right things upon his release from prison, including repaying his creditors by resuming his professional football career.
Seriously, Cornelius. You’re a dumbass who shouldn’t be allowed around children.
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