Published June 25, 2010
Michael Vick's attorney said his client wasn't involved, or even present, when a shooting occurred outside a nightclub where the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback had celebrated his birthday, AFP reported Friday.
Larry Woodward, one of the lawyers who represented Vick in his federal dogfighting case, said Vick had already left the club by the time the shooting took place shortly after 2am local time.
The man who was shot at the party was Quanis Phillips, a co-defendant in the 2007 dogfighting trial that sent the NFL star to prison three years ago, according to The Daily Press of Newport News, Va.
Phillips was reportedly shot inside a Virginia Beach nightclub at 2am local time Friday. He was subsequently listed in good condition at a local hospital.
The Philadelphia Eagles player spent 21 months in federal prison after entering a guilty plea in connection with dog fighting charges in 2007.
In 2008, Vick filed for bankruptcy.