Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Vick thinks 'Fast and Furious' actor's death spurred bogus accident story

Legs are doing well, thank you.
Eagles backup quarterback Michael Vick found himself in the news again. And not because of football.

A bogus report detailed an accident in which Vick allegedly was driving at a high rate of speed in a black BMW and broke both legs after being struck by a 76-year-old woman in a 2010 Audi. Vick's legs are fine. He practiced fully Tuesday.

The same type of report is out today only with Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo listed as the quarterback with the broken legs. At the bottom of both pieces was the disclaimer "This story is 100 percent fake." Credit the reliable Snopes.com for sniffing the truth out.

Vick suspects someone is trying to generate attention playing on the fiery crash that killed Paul Walker, one of the stars of the Fast and Furious series, last weekend.

"And that was sad, man," Vick said. "I think it's weird. I just think it's crazy. Why are people thinking that about me?"

Vick didn't feel the bogus report was damaging although he felt it prudent to tweet to his 1.95 million followers (@MikeVick) that it was a hoax.

"Most of the people who knew me knew that I was OK because it's happened before," Vick said.

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