Vick claims his Twitter was hacked, shuts down account after controversial comment
Marcus Vick, brother of Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback Michael Vick, was forced to shut down his Twitter account over the weekend after sending this controversial tweet:
The tweet was sent in response to Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper’s offensive racial slur and controversial apology.
Once the tweet was posted, Vick’s own publicist replied, “@MVFive: as your publicist I should ask you to take this down but imma let you keep it up. SMDH.”
After a few hours the tweet became viral, and Vick was receiving heavy scrutiny over the statement. Vick then released a statement that his account had been hacked.
The internet didn’t buy it. Many people jumped to point out that Vick was famous for controversial comments similar to the bounty being made, and he was eventually forced to delete the original tweet and his claim of getting hacked.
Shortly after that mess, Vick deleted his Twitter account all together.
Marcus Vick had a short NFL career with the Miami Dolphins. He played 1 professional NFL game after being promoted from the Dolphin’s practice squad. Vick was dismissed from Virginia Tech after nine traffic offenses, academics and his unsportsmanlike play (as seen below):
Vick famously released this statement after Virginia Tech dismissed him, “It’s not a big deal. I’ll just move on to the next level, baby.”
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