Michael Vick a no-show at local football camp
Philadelphia Eagles backup quarterback Michael Vick, who was expected to make an appearance today at former NFL player Keion Carpenter's football camp at Woodlawn High School, will not be attending.
A Virginia Beach prosecutor said this week that Vick was involved in a nightclub confrontation before a shooting after his 30th birthday party in late June, but he was not in the area at the time of the shooting. A representative of Carpenter's camp said Vick could not travel to Baltimore today because of the incident.
Vick played with Carpenter, a Baltimore native, on the Atlanta Falcons. Carpenter, whose camp ends Saturday, brings in former teammates and current NFL players to speak and help at his camp. He created "The Carpenter House" in 2005 to help low-income and single-parent households deal with housing and other issues facing them.
Vick, an NFL superstar before serving 18 months in a federal prison for animal cruelty, appeared in Baltimore in May to speak out against animal cruelty. He spoke to a group of 35 young people at the city's downtown Juvenile Justice Center.
Last season, his first since 2006, Vick appeared in 12 games for the Eagles but played sparingly. He is expected to be the primary backup this season to starter Kevin Kolb after the Eagles traded Donovan McNabb to the Washington Redskins.