Marcus Vick Re-Surfaces by Getting into Trouble

Marcus Vick looking like Michael Vick in his recent mug shot

(Philadelphia, Pa) — Ever since Michael Vick’s who let the dogs fight incident has taken center stage, I have wondered “Where is his brother former Virginia Tech “bad boy” quarterback Marcus Vick.  Apparently Vick II wants to continue in his big brother’s footsteps not on the gridiron, but in having problems with the law.

Vick II will not be joining his imprisoned famous brother, but according to a report by the newspaper Virginian-Pilot he maybe in trouble in Norfolk, VA.  Vick II faces serious charges of charged with DUI, misdemeanor eluding police, reckless driving and driving on a suspended license after a brief chase that police say began with him trying to escape a bicycle officer around 2 a.m. today. 

Vick was allegedly arguing with a woman inside his car when the officer approached causing Vick to speed off.  The same newspaper article reported that the former Miami Dolphins receiver failed a sobriety test.  Vick was released on a $1,000 dollars bond and he is due in court on Monday.  This event is another dark spot on Marcus Vick’s resume as he had numerous run-ins with the law during his 3-year career at Virginia Tech.  I always thought that if he got his head on straight that Vick II could be a good minor league quarterback.  But other than Vick’s one season audition with Nick Saban’s Dolphins in 2006 (practice squad mostly with 1 regular season game played, 0 catches, and one fair catch on a punt), he has not made an effort to get back on the field.  I don’t know if it is a hangover from his brother Michael’s ordeal or that the younger Vick just doesn’t have a passion to play football any longer.

I have often said that “Marcus Vick loves being the spoiled little brother of Michael Vick” and that he needs to make his own path.  Hopefully this latest incident will finally wake Marcus Vick up enough to show him that he is throwing away his talent of playing football.  We have already seen the comeback of Kansas City Brigade quarterback Quincy Carter this year – still battling his own demons with drugs, but he is back in the Arena Football League – and hopefully it can inspire Vick II to overcome his obstacles by getting back into football.

 

Lloyd Vance is a Sr. NFL Writer for Taking It to the House and an award winning member of the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA)

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