Michael Vick is elusive on and off the field.
The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback canceled a scheduled appearance on ESPN First Take on Friday from Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando.
If you ask the Eagles or Vick’s spokesperson, he was never asked to appear on the program.
ESPN allegedly setup the interview through the Maxwell Football Club, who was giving Vick an award for his comeback season.
“I did not receive any media requests from ESPN’s for Michael’s appearance,” said Chris Shigas, Vick’s spokesperson. “No one ever asked Michael Vick, the Philadelphia Eagles or my agency for an interview request. Apparently, ESPN set up this interview with the Maxwell Football Club without Michael’s knowledge.”
Dana Jacobson was left with the task of breaking the news to the assembled crowd:
“We have some bad news. We were supposed to have an interview with Michael Vick, we’ve been telling you about it, and sadly the Eagles actually pulled the interview, is what I’m being told. In all honesty, we were looking forward to talking to Michael about what has been a turnaround season for him and what has been a rough few years and getting to some other stuff.”
Sounds like bad booking on ESPN’s part.