Michael Vick Blames the Referees For the Broken Hand He Received on Sunday

The NFL's self-proclaimed Dream Team just suffered a nightmare—and Michael Vick isn't too happy about it. During the fourth quarter of yesterday's Giants/Eagles game, Vick received a broken right hand after throwing his longest completion of the contest—a 23-yard strike to Jeremy Maclin—and getting hit by Giants defensive tackle Chris Canty. It's an injury that could keep him out of next week's game against the 49ers. So when he stepped to the podium for his post-game press conference, he had some harsh words for the refs who let Canty run into him after he had already let go of the ball.

"Looking at the replays, I'm on the ground every time, and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't frustrated," Vick said. "The refs have got to do their jobs. And I mentioned it to the refs in training camp when I talked to them. I'm on the ground constantly, all the time. Every time I throw the ball, I'm on the ground. And I don't know why I don't get the 15-yard flags like everybody else."

He quickly tried to backtrack off his statements and say that he wasn't blaming the zebras just seconds later to avoid being fined by the league—"I'm not going to sit here and complain about the officials," he said—but, uh, isn't that exactly what you just did, dude? You might as well just find out where to mail your check now. [via ESPN]

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