Ummm… So he had a water bottle with a hidden container that he tried to sneak through airport security, and it didn’t have ANYTHING illegal in it? Just a random, innocent bottle of water with a hidden container? Are they really expecting us to believe this?
Unless money was involved. I know I am being a conspiracy nut, but I find it hard to believe he was sneaking a bottle with a hidden container through airport security and it didn’t have anything in it - why on earth would he bring it otherwise? And frankly I wouldn’t blame any cop who, when faced with a choice between busting Vick on a misdemeanor pot charge or taking his $20k hush money, decided to take the money. Sure, without any evidence I might as well be wearing the tinfoil hat, but I still smell a rat here…
Well, it makes sense- taking a water bottle from a person and letting them board the plane without being arrested means they were not guilty of a crime. Being in possession of something that smells like pot is not a crime, I don’t think. Obviously he keeps pot there and smartly took it out before boarding the plane. Would he have been allowed to go on his merry way if they had found pot?
Seth and Amy owe him an apology!
If I smoked pot (which I don’t),
and if I had a water bottle with a hidden container (which I don’t, but I want one, that sounds cool),
I could see myself putting pot in the hidden container if I were going to, for example, spend time with my in-laws. I would not put pot in the hidden container if I were going to go through airport security. It is perfectly reasonable that Mr. Vick uses his hidden container in some situations, but is savvy enough that airport security is not one of them.
I thought (sorry no ling yet) that in between the time the water bottle was confiscated, and it was “found not to have pot” that Vic apologized to the Falcons for his poor judgment. If that’s true, it’s obvious that HE thought there was pot in there, which means that at one time it did.
Or that he wished he’d left the damn thing at home on this trip. Water bottles with a space for a key, fake bottles that really hold your tools on a bicycle are perfectly reasonable, and available. Any idiot can say “there was an odor consistent with marijuana.” It’s a meaningless statement.
Exactly. I was thinking about starting a Pit thread about him.
The novelty of being a dual-threat QB is definitely wearing out, and with the finger incident and the Falcons submarining this season, there’s not a lot to be positive about, is there? Breaking records might be all well and good, but how about some wins, Ron?
He basically outed himself as a toker. Who on this earth has such a contraption except for weed smokers? While he may not have had it in the bottle at the time, I imagine it still smells of the sticky icky. If it was legit, he would have come out and made a statement about being innocent. But if he did, the next question would be “what the hell do you have a secret compartment water bottle for, then?” He figured he’d go down for the misdemeanor. But he got lucky - either not enough residue, or it deteriorated, or somebody got paid off - prolly all three.
If the dude was not a toker, he’d never have a bottle like that. He’d also have enough brain cells to toss something like that if he did. All of a sudden Marcus is looking like the smartest Vick, but give him time. I’m sure he’ll rob some people at a Mickey D’s soon. :rolleyes:
Remember, professional athletes fly a LOT of privately chartered flights with no security checks. There’s been more than one athlete caught with a gun in his carry on bag for no reason other than being an idiot.