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(CBS4) NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE CBS4 learned exclusively late Wednesday that the Miami-Dade Police Department has launched an investigation into a situation involving Atlanta Falcons QB Michael Vick and a water bottle he had with him at Miami International Airport. The bottle is claimed to have held a sceret compartment, which police sources say smelled of marijuana.

One high level source tells CBS4?s Brian Andrews the bottle contained a secret compartment that contained marijuana residue and emitted a strong odor of the drug. Miami Dade Police did a follow-up investigation on the matter, including pulling video tapes of Vick at the Security Checkpoint.

Police source say Vick was attempting to carry a 20 ounce bottle of Aquafina water through a checkpoint at Miami International Airport Wednesday morning, as he headed for a flight to Atlanta. Since passengers are not allowed to carry any more than 3 ounces of liquid through a checkpoint, a screener reportedly asked Vick to discard the water.

CBS4 sources say Vick adamantly refused, resulting in what was termed a 'heated' and lengthy encounter between the NFL quarterback and the screener.

CBS4 source say Vick eventually relented, and discarded the bottle, and was allowed to pass the checkpoint. He apparently made his flight as scheduled and returned to Atlanta

Detectives are sending the water bottle in Vick's possession to the Crime Lab for processing.

Vick did proceed to take his flight and has not been charged at this point.

After he left, the security screener became suspicious about Vick's insistence in keeping the bottle. He retrieved it, and turned it over to the Miami-Dade police department.

Behind the label, police sources say, investigators found a 'secret compartment' containing some dark particles. Sources close to the investigation say the bottle smelled of marijuana, and that the dark particles in the compartment resemble the drug.

Reggie Roberts, VP of Communications for the Atlanta Falcons, released a written statement early Thursday morning on behalf of the bteam. "We understand there have been reports allegedly involving Michael Vick that took place at Miami International Airport," the statement read. "We plan to look into the matter and discuss it with Michael before having any further comment."

Security tapes have been pulled, and the bottle in question has been sent to a crime lab for analysis of its contents.


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*shrugs*

He smokes weed, so what?

And "sources close" aren't the police, so we'll see.
 

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espn told everyone not to mention this story. apparently they want to make it look like vick is mr. clean and can do no wrong. it's sickening.
 

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I am a little curious if this is even a legal investigation. He threw the bottle away. Since when do airport officials go looking through our trash?

I guess you can never be too safe. It COULD have contained some explosive materials, however unlikely. But this hardly seems like an investigation worth pursuing.
 

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He threw the bottle away, the guy was suspicious, so he recovered it from the trash...not very strong evidence.
 

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colin cowherd just said he's through with vick and that he is officially a problem. he now wants schaub to start instead of vick because of the problems he stirs.
 

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Weren't there pictures of him smoking weed with some girl on myspace? Is anyone really surprised? At least Michael got in trouble after making his money -- Marcus should have taken note.

And Vick is not going to be starting a QB for the Falcons next year. Bobby Petrino would be an idiot to risk his reputation on a glorified RB starting at QB.
 

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Vick isnt that good a of a qb. If he wasnt the number 1 pick overall and traded for LT I think Atlanta might have given up on him earlier.
 

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colin cowherd just said he's through with vick and that he is officially a problem. he now wants schaub to start instead of vick because of the problems he stirs.
Yeah Colin has been talking about this all morning...really laying into the guy, and rightfully so. Vick is supposed to be the face of the franchise but never shows good judgment, its time to move on and see what Schaub can do
 

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Vick is trash. He's overrated, overpaid, and I'd love nothing more than for the Falcons to show that they have some balls and show him the door. Michael and Marcus. What a couple of kids to be proud of, eh Mr & Mrs. Vick?
 

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Why didn't he just throw that damned thing out. Poor judgment in trying to bring liquid on to a plane in the first place. Poorer judgment not to throw it away. He's a multi-millionaire many times over. He paid a few bucks for the container, and it only contained a negligible amount of weed. Use your brain, dummy.
 

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Cowherd's been a huge fan of Vick too....i'm glad he's finally come around.
 

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If I was VICK and this was completely true I would say I was framed, but this case will blow over cause of lack of evidence.
 

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Well, the story seems to have reached its conclusion:

Vick won't face criminal charges over suspicious bottle
ESPN.com news services

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick won't face criminal charges over a suspicious bottle he tried to bring through security at Miami International Airport.

Lab tests on the bottle, which contained a hidden compartment that police suspected may have contained marijuana, found no evidence of drugs, according to a memo Monday by Deisy Rodriguez, an assistant state attorney.

"Based on the lab's findings, the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office is not filing criminal charges," Rodriguez said in the memo, adding the bottle is no longer considered evidence in an investigation.

Over the weekend, league sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen that Vick would be cleared.

The 26-year-old player was forced to surrender the bottle when he attempted to take it through airport security last Wednesday. He was not arrested and went on to board an AirTran flight to Atlanta.

A police report said the bottle appeared from the outside to contain water but had a compartment behind the label. That compartment contained a "small amount of dark particulate" and an odor consistent with marijuana, the report said. Monday's memo did not say what the material was.

Police had also said last week the lab analysis could take several weeks.

Possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana is a misdemeanor under Florida law, punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. First offenders rarely do jail time.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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I'm glad it turned out to be nothing. We don't need any more of these types of bs incidents ruining the NFL or MLB. I could care less about the NBA or NHL, however... :shifty
 

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The best part is he does commercials for that airline



Falcons would be stupid to not trade Vick
 

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