posted on Aug, 3 2004 @ 01:32 PM
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick was suspended from the university for the 2004 season because of his run-ins with the
Virginia Tech officials said Tuesday they took the action because of Vick's convictions in May on three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a
minor after he and two teammates gave alcohol to 14- and 15-year-old girls at the players' apartment. Vick, who was acquitted of a charge of having
sex with one of the girls, was sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $2,250.
Marcus Vick's career at Virginia Tech could end if he continues to have run-ins with the law. (Doug Pensinger / GettyImages)
The suspension also was based on reckless driving and marijuana possession charges filed against Vick last month after an early morning traffic stop
on Interstate 64 in New Kent Kent County. The 20-year-old player faced trial on those charges Tuesday.
The younger brother of Atlanta Falcons quarterback and former Hokies star Michael Vick was clocked on radar at 86 mph, 21 mph above the speed limit,
state police said. The traffic stop led to the marijuana possession charge.
Re-admittance to the university is contingent on Vick's successful completion of a drug education and counseling program.