Michael Vick’s Brother Apologizes For Twitter Rant

Marcus Vick, the younger brother of NFL quarterback Michael Vick, has apologized for a Twitter tirade he unleashed Monday during the Philadelphia Eagles game against the New Orleans Saints.

“Please trade my brother. We requesting out of Philly!!!! Please please please,” Vick wrote during the first quarter of the contest after the Eagles’ quarterback took a number of brutal hits when dropping back in the pocket.

Marcus went on to lambaste the Eagles defensive line writing:

“This not even an NFL type of O-line. What happen to the hogs the Eagles had last year and year before? Call Winston Justice back n Jamal J.”

When informed of Marcus’ comments after the game, Michael Vick sounded surprised and offered an apology:

“He tweeted that during the game? I’m sorry. I’m unaware of that. That’s something I’m really going to have to address once I leave here. We’re out there fighting as hard as we can, giving it everything we’ve got, and that’s certainly not the case. I love each and every guy in that locker room, and if I could make every play right I would. I know they would do the same, so that’s certainly not the case.”

Michael followed through on his promise, and Marcus Vick deleted the frustrated tweets late Monday.

Marcus then returned to Twitter to make an apology of his own on Tuesday afternoon:

I love my brother and it’s hard as hell to watch him taking all those shots, but I’m sorry if I offended anyone and definitely didn’t mean

— Marcus Vick (@MVFive) November 6, 2012

to put Mike in a tough spot. I’m not only watching as a fan, I’m watching as his blood

— Marcus Vick (@MVFive) November 6, 2012