The internet exploded on Sunday when Eagles safety, Kurt Coleman’s agent, Blake Baratz took to twitter stating that he has major issues with Vick.
Below are the exact tweets:
Kurt Coleman was drafted by the Eagles in 2010 and has a history of causing drama on his team. In a practice at The Ohio State University, Coleman tackled teammate, Tyson Gentry. Gentry is now paralyzed. Coleman offered to leave the team, but the Gentry forgave him.
Coleman has also had issues with other players throughout the league. In 2010 he landed a helmet-to-helmet hit that gave Colts WR Austin Collie a concussion.
But this is the first time that Coleman has so publicly attacked a teammate and not apologized for it. Coleman's twitter feed after the incident only includes Bible verses and tech questions; his silence on the issue clearly stating his agreement with Baratz's tweets.
Following the tweets, fans, radio personalities, national newspapers and sports networks talked about the story ad nauseam. Calling for the Eagles to cut the former college Sporting News All-American or for Coleman to fire his agent and publicly state that he does indeed believe that Vick will take the team somewhere.
The story refuses to die and fans and pundits alike believe that this will be an ongoing issue for the rest of the season; possibly even taking over next season. Look for reporters to ask Vick in his post-game press conference this Sunday how he believes his game compares with Tarvaris Jackson's and where he plans on taking the team.
**Author’s note: I did indeed visit Coleman’s Wikipedia page today, as prior to yesterday, I had never of him. You can visit it too here.
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