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Michael Vick Caught at Airport with Trick Water Bottle

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick has been under fire more than just once this season. There was the time when he flipped off the fans after a loss to New Orleans, and then the countless times his inconsistency led to other Falcons losses.  Now, he is in some trouble that is by far worse than anything before.

Apparently, Vick was flying from Miami to Atlanta this morning and was stopped by screeners when they told him to get rid of a 20-ounce water bottle.  Vick was hesitant before finally getting rid of the water bottle, which created some suspicion with airport officials.

Vick, 26, balked when security at the Concourse G checkpoint asked him to surrender his water bottle, which had an Aquafina label. Security regulations prohibit travelers from carrying bottles with more than 3 ounces of liquid through checkpoints.

Eventually, Vick left the bottle behind and went to his gate. But his initial reluctance aroused the suspicion of Transportation Security Administration screener Gertrude Joseph. She pulled the bottle out of a recycle bin and notified her supervisor when she discovered its hidden compartment.

Screeners told police they recognized Vick as the pro football player, and they were certain it was his water bottle because they saw him throw it away and it was the only water bottle in the recycle bin.

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The bottle had a clear partition in the middle, separating the bottle into two compartments. An online spy-equipment retailer lists an Aquafina Water Bottle Diversion Safe for $15. "It has room for more than just water," according to metrospysupply.com. "Twist and pull the bottle in half to reveal a hidden compartment."

In his report, Miami-Dade Det. Kevin Kozak wrote: "The concealed compartment contained a small amount of dark particulate and a pungent aroma closely associated with marijuana. The top half contained a small amount of clear liquid. When held upright the bottle appeared to be half full of water."


Why on Earth would you try to sneak a water bottle that has a compartment for drugs onto an airplane.  I mean, it's one thing to even have that as an NFL player, but to cause an incident at an airport is something completely worse.  

If I were an Atlanta fan I would really be unsure of what to hope for.  Personally, I would want to get rid of Vick somehow, but with his big contract that might be a tough task to accomplish.  On the opposite side of things, it would be great to see Matt Schaub get a chance under Bobby Petrino as he fits that type of system much better.