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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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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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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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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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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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The court of public opinion has already fried his ass and well deserved.

 

why is it well deserved? because some think he's a sh*tty qb he should be blamed for things he didn't do?

 

dude has made some dubious decisions in the past but nobody deserves to be skewered for transgressions they didn't do because of something they've previously done - not even mr. mexico

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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.

I was THIS close to booking an Airtran flight from MIA to Atlanta on that exact same morning. I bet it would've been the same flight.

 

I delayed booking my ticket and the price went up, so I ended up booking the flight on US Airways.

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Vick won't be charged in water-bottle incident

NFL.com wire reports

 

 

MIAMI (Jan. 22, 2007) -- Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick won't face criminal charges after a water bottle was seized by security at Miami International Airport.

 

Lab tests on the bottle, which police said smelled of marijuana and contained a hidden compartment, found no evidence of drugs, according to a memo on 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 no longer is considered evidence in an investigation.

 

Falcons spokesman Reggie Roberts applauded the swift action by the Miami authorities.

 

Vick's attorney, Lawrence H. Woodward Jr., said Vick wanted to put the matter behind him.

 

The 26-year-old Vick was forced to surrender the bottle when he attempted to take it through airport security on Jan. 17. 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. The memo did not say what the material was.

 

The decision not to prosecute followed a weekend report by ESPN based on anonymous sources that Vick was not carrying marijuana or any other illegal substance when he was stopped.

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Well I guess that ends that. In the meantime, take a look at what the Raiders supposedly offered for him.

The Raiders have expressed interest in acquiring quarterback Michael Vick from the Falcons. According to the rumors page at Foxsports.com, the Raiders have offered to ship wide receivers Randy Moss and Jerry Porter, and the first overall pick in the 2007 draft to Atlanta in exchange for Vick.

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