Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Former Friend Shot at Michael Vick's Birthday Party
From The NY Post
A former dogfighting pal of Michael Vick was shot moments after crashing the NFL quarterback’s birthday bash and angrily flinging cake in his face, witnesses told The Post yesterday. Quanis Phillips, a co-defendant in Vick’s dogfighting case, flew into a rage when Vick and brother Marcus Vick told him early Friday to leave the 30th-birthday party at a Virginia Beach nightclub, witnesses said.
Vick is barred from associating with Phillips under his parole agreement. Phillips’ brother was at the bash, too, and seemed to be an invited guest, mingling easily with other partygoers. But once Vick and his brother spotted Quanis Phillips, they told him to get lost, witnesses said.
Before leaving, Phillips slapped a piece of birthday cake off a female partygoer’s plate, splattering the face of the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback with frosting. “Michael didn’t react. I was surprised,” a witness at the bash said. “But Marcus was the one who reacted. He had this I-can’t-believe-this-just-happened, we’ve-been-disrespected look on his face. He was very agitated.” Phillips left the party screaming and continued hurling obscenities from the parking lot of the Guadalajara nightclub, witnesses said.
“Phillips was still yelling, even outside, then five minutes later, a shot rang out in the parking lot,” a witness outside the club said. A Virginia Beach police spokesman said last night that the probe into the shooting was continuing and that no one had been arrested. Phillips, who was sentenced to 21 months in prison for his role in Vick’s infamous Bad News Kennels dogfighting operation, was treated at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital before being released.