Days after getting stompy with Louisville’s Elvis Dumervil, Marcus Vick has seen his collegiate career come to a crashing halt.
Quarterback Marcus Vick (above) was dismissed from Virginia Tech’s football team Friday due to “a cumulative effect of legal infractions and unsportsmanlike play,” according to a release from Tech’s athletic department.
In addition to being dismissed from the team, Vick, a Newport News Warwick High graduate, has more legal trouble to deal with later this month. He will have to appear Jan. 17 in Hampton General District Court on a misdemeanor charge of driving on a suspended license, according to court records.
On Dec. 17, he was stopped in Hampton at 3:31 a.m. for driving 38 mph in a 25 mph zone. He was charged with speeding and driving on a suspended license, according to a summons record obtained from Hampton General District Court. If convicted of the suspended license charge, he could face maximum punishments of up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine.
Much like Marcus, I’m not so good with dates, but wasn’t December 17 before the Gator Bowl? Vick’s history of transgressive behavior is obviously unsettling to Virginia Tech administrators, but not embarrassing enough to risk losing to Louisville.