Vick Talks to Cops About Shooting

Police: Eagles QB interviewed about Va shooting

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    Vick says he wasn't there when the shooting happened.

    Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was interviewed about a shooting that took place outside a nightclub where he had celebrated his birthday, Virginia Beach Police said.

    The Birds’ backup QB answered questions at police headquarters Monday afternoon, Police spokesman Adam Bernstein said. He said Vick is not a suspect, and no arrest was made.

    Vick was accompanied on the police interview by his lawyer, Larry Woodward.

    "He said he wasn't involved, he was gone before the shooting took place, and he doesn't know who did the shooting," Woodward said in a telephone interview with the AP.

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    Woodward said Vick did not invite Phillips to the party and had no contact with him there. Vick remains on three years' probation and is not allowed to associate with anyone convicted of a felony unless granted permission to do so by his probation officer.

    Authorities have not identified the man who was wounded in the shooting just after 2 a.m. Friday. Several news outlets identified him as Quanis Phillips, one of the co-defendants in the dogfighting case that landed Vick in federal prison for 18 months. A hospital spokesman said Phillips was discharged Friday afternoon.

    Vick isn't allowed to associate with Phillips, according to the NY Post.

    Woodward said Vick left the club Guadalajara at Town Center shopping center at least 10 minutes and perhaps as much as 20 minutes before the shooting. The shooting victim and witnesses at first were uncooperative, according to police, but Bernstein said detectives have now interviewed several people.

    Police have said witnesses described the shooter as a black man wearing a white tank top and driving a white Cadillac Escalade.

    The Thursday night party was hyped on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter as "Michael Vick's ALL WHITE 30th Birthday Bash." Public tickets cost $50.

    Vick, who is from nearby Newport News, was in the area conducting a football camp at Hampton University.

    An NFL spokesman said Monday the league is looking into the shooting and had no further comment. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reinstated Vick after being suspended for two years last July, and said at the time that Vick's margin for error would be "extremely limited."

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