July 5 Philadelphia Inquirer
“The Eagles issued a statement denying an Associated Press report that the team was strongly considering cutting Michael Vick.
The statement was the first official one the team has made since the day after a man was shot outside a Virginia Beach nightclub that was hosting Vick’s birthday party.
“Under normal circumstances, we would not issue a public statement regarding a matter still under investigation,” the statement read. “However, due to the intense speculation that exists, we believe it is important to make a statement this afternoon regarding Michael Vick.”