Michael Vick says he had “serious heart-to-heart” with Marcus

November 7, 2012

Michael Vick has been sacked 27 times this season, which bothers his brother. (Sean Gardner / AP)

In the midst of a particularly difficult game in a really difficult season, the brother of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback rose to his brother’s defense in a series of tweets Monday night, criticizing the offensive line and expressing his passionate wish that his brother be traded.

Michael Vick, it turns out, wasn’t too happy with the tweets of his younger brother, Marcus. Michael noted that his brother does not speak for him and told reporters he’d had a chat with Marcus.

“That’s not me,” Vick said (via CSNPhilly.com). “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.”

Michael doesn’t anticipate a repeat performance, saying, “You’ll never see that again. Trust me.”

Marcus Vick, a former quarterback at Virginia Tech and in the NFL, apologized for his profanity-laden commentary, saying Tuesday on Twitter: “I love my brother and it’s hard as hell to watch him taking all those shots, but I’m sorry if I offended anyone and definitely didn’t mean to put Mike in a tough spot. I’m not only watching as a fan, I’m watching as his blood.”

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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