Aug 15, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (7) along the sidelines during the fourth quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Panthers 14-9. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Michael Vick does not feel younger Philadelphia Eagles respect him

They say you have to earn respect. Apparently, Micheal Vick feels he’s done just that, but isn’t getting it from the younger members of the Philadelphia Eagles roster.

Vick was approached by the media after Thursday’s practice scuffle between Riley Cooper and Cary Williams where Vick attempted to play peace maker, which apparently nobody was having.


Approached first by a Daily News reporter who congratulated him for being a peacemaker, Vick said: “I try to be the peacemaker, but these young dudes don’t respect me.” He was taking a phone call, which cut off further dialogue right then, but he jerked his head in the direction of Williams. Later, after the call, Vick said, with emotion in his voice: “Our maturity level’s gotta be on a whole different plane. Regardless of who the catalyst was for the whole fight, that doesn’t matter. We’ve gotta be men. We’re not guys who are out on the street, fighting one another. We’re teammates … It’s game week. We don’t have time for that. I don’t. It’s a distraction.” When asked if he was OK with Williams in the aftermath, Vick said: “Oh, yeah, 20 seconds and that’s it. Everybody moves on.’

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