Last week, two ESPN radio jockeys were debating how embarasses the Vick family must be after Marcus stomped on an opposing players defensless calf with his cleated size 16. Vick was kicked off the football team, permanently dumped after the Gator Bowl. The ESPN apologists (all bow down to the Holy Church of the Professional Athlete), simpered that compared to Billy Carter and Roger Clinton, Vick wasn’t all that bad.
Boy, what do they think now? Probably nothing. They’re ESPN. They don’t have to apologize when they are wrong. It never happened. Just lose those tapes in the archives and fast!
Surpassing even his brother’s famous Ronald Mexico footsteps, Marcus Vick has this time made himself a felony charge defendant and faces three years and a $75,000 fine.
Here’s the facts, courtesy of the AP wire. You be the Judge of this guy:
“Former Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick, booted from the team last week for his behavior on and off the field, was charged Monday with pulling a gun on three teenagers during an altercation in a restaurant parking lot.
The 21-year-old Vick was charged with three misdemeanor counts of brandishing a firearm, and was released on $10,000 bond.
Police said the parents of a 17-year-old boy reported that Vick pointed a weapon at their son and two others during an altercation at a McDonald’s in Suffolk, a southeastern Virginia city where Vick’s mother lives, Sunday night.
If convicted of all three counts, Vick could be sentenced to up to three years in jail and a $7,500 fine, police spokeswoman Lt. Debbie George said in a statement.
On Friday, Virginia Tech kicked Vick off the team, citing the cumulative effects of numerous legal problems and his unsportsmanlike conduct in the Gator Bowl, where he was caught on tape stomping on the left calf of Louisville All-American Elvis Dumervil.
He also received a speeding ticket and a ticket for driving on a suspended license in Hampton on Dec. 17 while under a “zero tolerance” policy from Virginia Tech.
The policy was implemented when Vick was suspended in 2004 because of several legal problems. He later came under further scrutiny because of replays of his actions against Dumervil.
Vick claimed it was accidental, but hurt his cause by claiming to have apologized to Dumervil, the NCAA sacks leader. Dumervil said he received no such apology.
Saturday, Vick announced he had decided to turn pro.”
Funny…a Va. Tech spokesman refused comment other than to note Vick’s conduct “speaks for itself.”
As my buddy Steve Czaban always writes, NFL players frequently call what we label as debauchery and anti-social behavior “Tuesday.” See the “Wont you take me on a sea cruise” Minnesota Vikings. I for one am glad they fired that mindless chump that masquraded as a coach. He makes neanderthals look civilized by comparison. Gotta love it when an owner gets “doing the right thing” so fast that an hour after finishing the season you here a thud, a door slam and a gratuitous “And stay out!”
Start the clock on Vick Va. Tech expulsion hearing. …and well deserved.