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Marcus Vick, expected in jail, fails to show

Posted on: February 28, 2012 8:20 pm
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An arrest warrant has been issued for former Miami WR/QB Marcus Vick. (US Presswire)
By Josh Katzowitz

Marcus Vick, who’s spent his entire football career in the shadow of his immensely-more successful brother, Michael Vick, is, once again, in trouble with the law.

As the Newport News (Va.) Daily News reports, a circuit court judge issued an arrest warrant Tuesday morning for Marcus Vick after he failed to turn himself into jail. He was supposed to report to Newport News City jail by Monday evening for a 10-day stay on a contempt of court charge, but he never showed up.

Which shouldn’t be surprising, because the reason Vick was in contempt of court in the first place was because he twice failed to appear on a charge of driving on a suspended license.

This stems all the way back to an incident in January 2010 when he was pulled over in his car and accused of driving on a suspended license for the second time. Clearly, though, Vick has a tough time keeping up with his schedule.

The paper tries to dissect the timeline:
(Vick) failed to show up for a hearing in Newport News General District Court on Feb. 26, 2010. After a warrant was issued for his arrest, he turned himself in on April 5, 2010. He was released on a $2,500 bond and a promise to appear in court on April 23, 2010.

Again he failed to show for his court date, and another arrest warrant was issued. After several delays in the case, Vick was in court on Aug. 5, 2011, to answer the original charge of driving on a suspended license for the second time, as well as two misdemeanor failure to appear counts.

At that hearing, General District Judge Al Masters sentenced Vick to 60 days in jail on the charge of driving on a suspended license -- with all 60 days suspended. He also suspended his license for 90 days, ordered him to perform 80 hours of community service, and ordered him to pay $286 in fines and costs.

You might recall Vick from his glory days at Virginia Tech when he was suspended the entire 2004 season for a variety of criminal problems and then, in 2005, stomped on the leg of Louisville’s Elvis Dumervil. He was kicked off the Virginia Tech squad the next season and wasn’t selected in the 2006 NFL draft.

He eventually signed as a free agent with the Dolphins, where he was listed as a quarterback/receiver. He spent much of his time on the practice squad in 2006, but he did play in one game as a receiver. He did not make a catch.

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Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: February 29, 2012 7:49 am
 

Marcus Vick, expected in jail, fails to show

Shouldn't be a story, not a football guy anymore. Save the stories for the real athletes, stop wasting space on guys that are nothing but jailbait.



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: February 29, 2012 12:22 am
 

Marcus Vick, expected in jail, fails to show

Cesarfolows, Marcus hasn't been under contract since the 2006 season. Did Roger adopt him, perhaps? Or has the Commissioner broadened the places where his big nose goes?



Since: Sep 9, 2009
Posted on: February 28, 2012 10:53 pm
 

Marcus Vick, expected in jail, fails to show

Let's not confuse Marcus Vick with Michael Vick.  Marcus is still clueless.  And it seems might always be that way.  Michael, whether he's sincere or not(?) at least is saying the right things AND doing the right things to try to Right his Wrongs.  I don't know if that is fully possible with me.  But I recognize his efforts and appreciate them.  This Marcus sounds like he would really be more comfortable in some "County Lock-Up".  And really, I guess he ALWAYS has seemed that way to me.  This young man is NOT going to enjoy his 'Chat' with Roger Goodell, I am pretty sure.  I see 2012 as a "Lost" season for him.  And then when the Dolphins cut his butt, he will BEG big brother to ask the Eagles.  And that just WON'T happen.  He's ALL DONE in the NFL.  And rightfully so, I say.  It was cool of the 'Fins to take a chance on him.  I guess it just didn't work out.  



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2012 9:36 pm
 

Marcus Vick, expected in jail, fails to show

*sigh* this guy had so much potential, but he wasted it with his attitude (on and off the field) and criminal problems!!!



Since: Jan 19, 2007
Posted on: February 28, 2012 9:21 pm
 

Marcus Vick, expected in jail, fails to show

Why is this even a story?



Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2012 9:01 pm
 

Marcus Vick, expected in jail, fails to show

He could have been good. Too bad.
Yeah I agree, It's too bad that the Dolphins got rid of him so fast. Marcus only played 1 game before his career ended, I think the problem is that the Dolphins was hoping for another Micheal Vick. So they were disappointed that not what they got, I just don't think that an lot players could prove much in just playing 1 game. I do know that he was on the practice squad for most of the year, but I don't think he had a good chance to prove that he could be a good NFL player.

I am not surprise that Marcus is trouble with the law again, he been in trouble with the law since his last year in college



Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2012 8:37 pm
 

Marcus Vick, expected in jail, fails to show

He could have been good. Too bad.


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