This evening, Michael Vick finally broke his silence on the shooting that took place outside a restaurant where a party celebrating Vick’s 30th birthday was being held. Vick attests that the incident took place after he had left he party and involved an uninvited guest who happened to be on the list of individuals he was no longer permitted to keep in contact with per his NFL reinstatement agreement.
The statement, as issued through his lawyers, is as follows:
“On June 25, 2010 I attended a birthday party held in my honor at The Guadalajara’s Restaurant in Virginia Beach, Virginia. After I left the event, I learned that a man was shot outside the restaurant.
“I want to assure everyone that I had nothing to do with that incident. I left the restaurant prior to it occurring and did not witness what happened.
“Following the incident, I reported it to the Philadelphia Eagles and to representatives of Commissioner Roger Goodell of the NFL. In addition, I cooperated with and answered any and all questions from Law Enforcement officials investigating this matter. My statements, from the beginning, explained that I was not there at the time of the shooting and had no knowledge of the events surrounding it. I have been completely truthful and fully cooperative from the very beginning and will continue to cooperate with Law Enforcement and the NFL as this investigation continues.”
The Philadelphia Eagles have only acknowledged the incident via one official statement just hours after the shooting and stated that they are not making any judgments until all of the facts are uncovered.
So far, he police investigating the incident have not ruled Vick in or out as a suspect or person of interest. It does not appear that the police have any suspects or are close to making any arrests. Apparently, Vick’s probation officer is looking into the incident as well.