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“"We're not crazy. No state agency is communicating at 2 o'clock in the morning that he's not allowed to come. I think that was a selfish act." Corprew said that he was told Saturday by Vick representatives that the NFL star would be there Sunday. He said Vick was paid a $2,000 deposit of a $4,000 fee. He said the camp was built around Vick's appearance, and that campers paid $175 each and were promised packages that included photos and autographs. "I'm upset because our camp is built on integrity and character and that's what we teach to our kids," Corprew said. Rema Miller, whose Atlanta-based company promoted the Michael Vick Celebrity Golf tournament in Georgia, said she spoke with Vick on Friday and he indicated at that time he was meeting with the Eagles. On Sunday, Vick told event organizers he could not appear. "He was coming at the time, but unfortunately he had to go meet with Philly for a team meeting," Miller said. "He did send a message that he hates that he could not be here, but he appreciates everybody coming out to support the charities." Terance Mathis, a former Vick teammate with the Atlanta Falcons, played in the golf tournament. He said he was disappointed Vick wasn't there, but admires Vick's charitable efforts. "He's still doing a great thing, trying to raise money for charities and help the community," said the former NFL wide receiver. "It's an unfortunate thing that happened, and when that happens, law enforcement does what they have to do. But it doesn't change how I feel about the guy and what he's trying to accomplish." Though the events were scheduled on the same weekend, Corprew said he was assured that it would not present a problem. He said he was told not to worry about the golf tournament -- that Vick would take care of them first. Corprew said Vick missed an opportunity. "You talk about second chances," he said. "You're given a great second chance and this would've been the perfect place to show he appreciated being given a second chance." The victim in the June 25 shooting has not be identified by the police, but Vick's attorney, Larry Woodward, said it was Quanis Phillips -- a co-defendant in the federal dogfighting case that landed Vick in federal prison. Phillips was treated at a hospital and released the following day. Woodward said Phillips, who was sentenced to 21 months for his role in the dogfighting operation, was not an invited guest at Vick's birthday bash. Vick remains on three years' probation and is not allowed to associate with anyone convicted of a felony unless granted permission to do so by his probation officer. Police said Vick is not a suspect in the shooting. Information from ESPN legal analyst Roger Cossack and The Associated Press was used in this report.
We're not crazy. No state agency is communicating at” -- Cornelius Corprew,
2 o'clock in the morning that he's not allowed to come. I think that was a selfish act.
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