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Michael Vick Hoax: QB Didn’t Break Legs In Car Accident

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Philadelphia Eagles fans were a little worried last night when they heard the news that Michael Vick had broken both of his legs in a car accident. Thankfully, the story was just another internet hoax.

Actually, it’s the exact same internet hoax that claimed Peyton Manning as a victim last month.

The fake news story states that Vick was driving his car in Philadelphia when he was hit by a 2010 Audi. A 76-year-old female reportedly ran a red light and crashed into the side of Michael Vick’s car.

The story reads: “A spokesperson for the Philadelphia highway safety authority (HSA) has confirmed that Michael Vick has broken both of his legs in a traffic altercation. He has been transported via ambulance to a local Philadelphia hospital for treatment, and the full extent of his injuries are not known at this time, however, both of his legs were visibly broken and not life threatening according to sources. The accident involved a 2012 BMW driven by Michael Vick and a 76 year old female driver in a 2010 Audi. The driver of the Audi was issued a citation for failing to stop at a red light before striking the vehicle driven by Michael Vick at a high rate of speed. Team spokespersons could not be reached for comment at this time.”

This is the exact same story that was published earlier this month but instead of Michael Vick it was Peyton Manning.

You see, somewhere down in the dark and shadowy places of the internet is a hoax generator. You plug in a name, a location, an injury (most often death) and let the story generator create your hoax. Then you post it onto social media sites like Twitter and watch as people freak out because Michael Vick broke both of his legs in a car accident.

(You can read more about how Death Hoaxes work with IQ’s Death Hoax 101 course.)

So just to sum things up: Michael Vick was not in a car accident. He did not both of his legs. He did not go to the hospital.

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34 Responses to “Michael Vick Hoax: QB Didn’t Break Legs In Car Accident”

  1. Sandy Pister

    I was so hoping it was true. How disappointing it's not. In fact, I was hoping it was it neck as well. Too bad. Tomorrow is another day. I have to make sure I turn in to an Eagles game to find out who their sponsors are, so I can avoid their products.

  2. Tylek Douglas

    That..that you wish on on others will come to you seven times seven..stand on and wait for one day u will get your due reward!

  3. DeAndre Thomas

    Go to hell bitch..I'm a vick fan he killed pitbulls yes he was wrong but people hunt deer during deer season I'm guessing you ok with that right? He paid his debt lost all his money what more do you want?? George bush started an unnecessary war and killed thousands of American lives because of it but I bet u still re elected him on 04…n sitting here wishing the worst for somebody u going straight to hell straight up

  4. Sue Ellen Ewing

    DeAndre Thomas … Hunters supposedly hunt for food. They eat what they kill. Not too many hunt dog. Mr Vick not only killed, he tortured, used rape stands on dogs, electrocuted them, drown them, personally. Then the weasel lied about it and blamed his family. Yes he is def someone upstanding and classy

  5. Jennifer Weibring

    Wow. What he did to the dogs is the same as hunters do to deers.. These people right here probably see nothing wrong with what he did and probably do it themselves. DeAndre- Not sure if you noticed or not but the military people signed themselves up. Did the dogs sign themselves up to be electrocuted, beaten, stabbed, and torn to shreds? Guess what? My husband IS in the Marine Corps and DID go to Iraq. Dont use us for some political bullshit you know nothing about. Oh, and BTW, Im a democrat. Vick should still be sitting in jail.

  6. Kristin Kuhn

    The only hater and scum is Michael Vick…don't wish harm to anyone but if this was true all I have to say is "KARMA BITCH"!!!!

  7. Noma Cassetta

    What a shame he should of slammed into a tree and broke his neck like he did to his dogs. This kind of person is not repairable.

  8. Mekmek Shep

    Bitches shut da fuck up while yall white bitches wishin harm to this man for what idk. but becareful what yhu wish for cause it just might happy to one of yalls fucked up families sorry sacks of shit…. damn gtfoh silly clown ass bitches

  9. Elizabeth Yoder

    Day hatin like dat dats right.. Boo boo. Sippin dat haterade doin dat hatin boo. Yeh i draduated from stupid speech high. Stop talkin like dat you make americans look stupid.

  10. Brian Johnson

    You are a sick individual. What Michael did was terrible but to wish that on another human being says much more about you than it does about them. Frankly, from your post, I know all I care to know about you and am very happy I do not know you.

  11. Brian Johnson

    Kristin you need help. I am no Michael Vick fan, but as I said to another poster, to wisj something like this something like this, or to gloat over the misfortune of anoter humn being, says a lot more about you than it does about them. You have made your true self known and you ought to be ashames of yourself…but you are not.

  12. Brian Johnson

    This is disgraceful…to wish that on another human being. You need help.

  13. Mary K Patterson

    Tylek Douglas I did not wish it on him. And for the hate, I hate what Vick did to innocent animals who did not have a choice. People like that are lacking in the compassion department, and he did not even make up for anything, nor show ANY remorse. Actually, I am seeing that there are way too many "lacking" in that department. Sad, Sad, ….

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