PFT – While Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was struggling in a loss to the Saints on Monday night, his younger brother Marcus Vick was tweeting about how terrible the Eagles’ offensive line is and how he wishes his brother could play elsewhere. When Michael found out about that after the game, he wasn’t happy. And so Michael told reporters on Wednesday that he doesn’t agree with what his brother said and that he had a long talk with his brother about not doing anything to damage the Vick name. “That’s not me,” Vick said. “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.” Marcus Vick tweeted an apology on Tuesday, apparently after his big brother had told him to, and Michael said on Wednesday that he’s confident his brother got the message. “You’ll never see that again,” Michael Vick said. “Trust me.”
It’s stuff like this that makes me happy I’m an only child. Not a single leeching sibling around to throw dirt on my name, extort me out of money, or go on ill-timed Twitter rants embarrassing my family and race as a whole. It’s just me.
Sadly Mike doesn’t have it this easy. Got his brother AND his sister acting out of pocket for all the world to see. Just has to be a tremendous amount of pressure dealing with an entire country that still feels you’re the most evil athlete in the world, a city who wants you to lose your job, an offensive line that’s taking years off your life, a team that has already knocked themselves out of the playoffs, and now family members talking reckless on the interwebs. Honestly starting to feel bad for the guy. Like do you think Michael Vick wanted to take time away from trying to control his collapsing-pocket QB sack day terrors to talk to his retarded brother about Twitter etiquette? Of course not. Not even sure $100 million can guy peace of mind for Michael Vick anymore.