If you were on Twitter during the Philadelphia Eagles‘ Monday Night Football game against the New Orleans Saints, you likely saw one of the many retweets from Vick’s brother, Marcus, who asked the Eagles’ organization to trade his brother.
Marcus Vick also criticized the Eagles’ management for allowing veteran Jamaal Jackson (who was a very good center) and Winston Justice (who was not a good tackle) to leave after the 2011 season. He asked how the team could get worse from 2010 to 2012 despite signing better players (which is a very good question). And he said that he doesn’t want his brother to have brain damage by the time that he is 45.
Michael Vick was asked about Marcus’s comments immediately after the game on Monday. In fact, it was the first question asked to him by reporters. He was surprised, obviously, as he had no clue, and he vowed to talk to Marcus about it.
On Tuesday, Marcus apologized on Twitter, saying that it’s really hard for him to watch his brother take such a beating and he’s watching as his brother’s blood, not just a fan.
On Wednesday, he assured reporters that there will be no more outbursts about him or the Eagles from his brother. He said he told his brother to “shut off the Twitter.”
“That’s not me,” Vick told reporters. “If it doesn’t come from me … I’m in the middle of a full-fledged game. I don’t know what’s being said. I don’t know what’s going on. But I definitely got it corrected. We definitely had a serious heart-to-heart conversation.”
So now that we have that unnecessary drama out of the way, the Eagles can go back to losing football games.