*Michael Vick was put on travel restrictions as part of his probation for the dog fighting conviction, but his bosses at the Philadelphia Eagles aren’t worried about his ability to travel with the team.
An Eagles source told NFL.com: “His restrictions will have no impact on his working or traveling with the Eagles. He has had restrictions since he joined the team as do all people on probation.”
Meanwhile, those restrictions led Vick to miss his own charity golf tournament in Georgia and a scheduled appearance at a youth football camp in Raleigh, N.C. last weekend. The golf tournament was one in a series of events labeled a “birthday bash” for Vick.
Spokespersons for both events say they were notified Sunday morning that Vick would not be attending, reports the Associated Press.
“They called early, like 2 o’clock in the morning, telling us he’s not coming,” said Cornelius Corprew, director of Camp Elite Sports’ two-day football camp. “And then we couldn’t speak to him. It was through one of his associates.
“We’re not crazy. No state agency is communicating at 2 o’clock in the morning that he’s not allowed to come. I think that was a selfish act.”
Corprew, who said that he was told Saturday by Vick representatives that the NFL star would be there Sunday. He said Vick was paid a $2,000 deposit of a $4,000 fee. He said the camp was built around Vick’s appearance, and that campers paid $175 each and were promised packages that included photos and autographs.
“I’m upset because our camp is built on integrity and character and that’s what we teach to our kids,” Corprew said.
Rema Miller, whose Atlanta-based company promoted the charity golf tournament, said she spoke with Vick on Friday and he indicated at that time he was meeting with the Eagles.
“He was coming at the time, but unfortunately he had to go meet with Philly for a team meeting,” Miller said. “He did send a message that he hates that he could not be here, but he appreciates everybody coming out to support the charities.”
In related news, the Eagles continue to support Vick following events at his recent birthday party that included a shooting. Vick is not a suspect in that case.