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Eagles QB Vick back to doing hard time

If Michael Vick found prison life to be tough, wait until he gets a few years into married life.

The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback tied the knot with longtime fiancee Kijafa Frink last weekend in an expensive ceremony at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, according to gossipextra.com, the website to go to for all hard-core NFL news.

The detailed report stated: “The pre-wedding cocktail party began before sunset at the outdoor, second-floor patio overlooking the ocean. Waiters passed around fruity pink drinks to the gathering of guests. The groom’s party went with a tropical theme, pairing their tuxes with pink and purple shirts, according to a gift shop employee.”

The guest list included Eagles running back LeSean McCoy, coach Andy Reid and Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White.

On the menu were lobster, oysters, chicken and waffles. The bill for security at the wedding was $300,000, only slightly more than it cost to feed Reid.

Frink stuck with Vick while he served 21 months in prison for his part in an illegal dogfighting ring. For that, she got a ring, and Vick got back to doing hard time.

■ NOT SO CHIPPER – Veteran third baseman Chipper Jones is not too impressed with his Atlanta Braves, who are third in the five-team National League East.

Jones posted on his Twitter account: “We have the ability to play brilliantly, and we have the ability to bring out our inner Bad News Bears.”

But the Braves are better off than the Bad News Dodgers. Los Angeles had lost 12 of its past 14 games through Monday, prompting manager Don Mattingly to bench center fielder Kelly Leak, right fielder Timmy Lupus and relief pitcher Rudi Stein.

■ FEAST ON THE FARM – The absence of Matt Kemp, the Dodgers’ real center fielder, has been the main reason for the team’s troubles. Kemp has played in only two of the Dodgers’ past 47 games because of a strained left hamstring.

But that’s good news for his new teammates at Class-A Rancho Cucamonga. Kemp started a minor league rehabilitation assignment Tuesday with the Quakes, and it’s common for major leaguers on rehab to pay for pregame and postgame food spreads.

“I have to bring my checkbook,” Kemp, in the first year of an eight-year, $160 million contract, told the Los Angeles Times. “It’s tough being in the minor leagues with the money that you get down there. I was eating Taco Bell and Kentucky Fried Chicken every day.

“I’m going to feed them well. I’ll definitely bring some good food.”

Kemp just blew his shot at a Taco Bell endorsement deal.

■ EXITING ESPN – Erin Andrews has moved to Fox Sports, the second talented female to recently ditch ESPN. She followed Michelle Beadle, who was hired by NBC, out the door.

Those were big losses for ESPN, and another defection could be coming. Chris Berman is rumored to be leaving for an anchor position at the Food Network.

COMPILED BY MATT YOUMANS
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL

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