Saturday, June 14, 2008

NEWSFLASH: MARCUS VICK IS NOT SMART

Oh, yeah…we already knew that...

Here’s a twist…when you were thinking about famous, potentially famous or infamous athletes from Tidewater, VA you might have lost a bet or two if you wagered that the Vicks would pile up a bigger rap sheet than one Allen Iverson. The Answer has been quiet lately, but the Vicks…well, they're just a big old bundle of police blotter.

According to the AP, former Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick was arrested early Friday and charged with driving under the influence and eluding police.

Vick, the brother of former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, signed as a free agent receiver with the Miami Dolphins after a troubled career at Virginia Tech. He was released by the Dolphins in 2007.

Police said a uniformed bicycle patrol officer observed Vick and a female involved in an altercation in a car around 2 a.m. The officer asked if his assistance was needed, then asked Vick for his driver’s license. Police say Vick then sped away, but was stopped minutes later.

Vick, 24, failed a field sobriety test and was charged with DUI, misdemeanor eluding police, reckless driving, driving on the wrong side of the road and driving on a suspended license. The passenger, Delicia Cordon of Miami, Fla., was charged with being drunk in public.

Vick was released from jail at 6 a.m. Friday on $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Monday, said Maj. Mike O’Toole of the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office.

(AP Photo/Norfolk Police)

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