Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick Paid Small Fortune for Wedding Security

By Bryn Swartz

In an interesting off-the-field piece of news, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick got married on Saturday, June 30th.

Vick married longtime girlfriend Kijafa Frank at Fontainebleau Miami Beach in Florida. He had approximately 300 guests in attendance, which included Eagles’ head coach Andy Reid and running back LeSean McCoy, as well as wide receiver Roddy White from the Atlanta Falcons, former quarterback Aaron Brooks, and free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress.

The wedding was extremely expensive. Exact costs were not released, but it’s been confirmed by Jose Lambiet of through an email on Monday afternoon that the security for the wedding cost more than $300,000. That’s over a quarter of a million dollars for security at a one-day wedding. In accordance with the extreme security, guests at the wedding were forbidden from having cell phones and camera. Both were collected at the entrance.

According to, the wedding also featured an extensive variety of food, including lobster, oyster, and shrimp, as well as chicken and waffles.

Let’s hope that the Eagles quarterback is able to fully focus on the 2012 season despite his new life. Vick signed a six-year, $100 million contract before the 2011 season but could be cut by the Eagles before the 2013 season if he does not perform well, or the team does not perform well, this season. It’s safe to say that this is easily the single most important season of Vick’s professional career, which has spanned from 2001 to now, with a two-year break in the middle, where he spent 23 months in prison for operating an illegal dog fighting ring.

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