Mike and Mike in the Morning: Did Vick Meet with Steelers' Coach Tomlin?

David MatuszakContributor IAugust 2, 2009

RICHMOND, VA - AUGUST 27:  Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick (R) leaves federal court August 27, 2007 in Richmond, Viriginia. Vick pleaded guilty to a federal dogfighting charge.  (Photo by Steve Helber-Pool/Getty Images)

As of late Saturday, into early Sunday, the latest drama in the Michael Vick story has broken out. A report on a local news station Saturday afternoon stated that Vick had been seen on the sidelines at the team's camp in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

Although it has been denied by both Steeler head coach Mike Tomlin and ESPN, the report said it was purely a "meet and greet," and that Vick did not participate in any drills or practice sessions with the team.

Steeler coach Tomlin released a statement later to ESPN completely denying that Vick met with the team in any way.

It is hard to tell at the moment if any of this is true, since nothing could be found on ESPN's website or on the news station's web page.

If Vick was there, however, would it not make sense for the organization to deny it in order to hold off the media until Vick has already signed with the team? This would keep the pesky media—who have already tried to pepper quarterback Ben Roethlisberger with questions about his civil case—away and let the team focus on their preparations for the season.

Only time will tell.

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