Marcus Vick Sentenced to 20 Days in Jail
According to the Associated Press, Marcus Vick was sentenced Thursday in Norfolk, Va., to 20 days in jail for violating his probation.
The former Virginia Tech quarterback and younger brother of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick acknowledged in court that he likely would test positive for marijuana if tested, attorney Lawrence Woodward told the AP.
The verdict has been appealed, Woodward told the AP.
According to the AP, Marcus Vick was on probation after being convicted last October of driving under the influence and eluding police. He tested positive for marijuana and was ordered to abstain from drugs and alcohol, in addition to being fined, given a suspended jail sentence and being ordered to complete an alcohol safety program.
The Virginian-Pilot, which first reported the story, reported that Marcus Vick also had missed appointments with counselors, skipped scheduled urine tests and had failed to pay court fines and fees until Thursday.
He said in court that he got a job at a shipyard in April and is scheduled to be in Florida on Saturday to try out for a new football league, the Virginian-Pilot reported. Vick was taken into custody after the hearing, the newspaper reported.
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