Marcus not in jail?
I can’t keep up all the arrest warrants that are out against him. He can’t show up for court, but he can Tweet.
Yeah this is going to go over real well.
There are those wondering about Marcus’ rap sheet. Here it is from Wikipedia.
Prior to the 2004 collegiate season, Vick had several run-ins with the law which resulted in misdemeanor convictions. According to an article in the Washington Post, the convictions triggered a review by Virginia Tech Athletic Director Jim Weaver under the school’s Comprehensive Action Plan, which was put in place in 1997 after 22 arrests involving 19 football players during a 15-month period.
Following an incident which occurred on January 27, 2004, he was arrested and accused of having sexual relations with a 15-year old girl. The age of consent in Virginia is 18. With the others, he was also charged with unlawfully providing alcohol to three underage girls who “claimed” to be college students.
In the summer of 2004, Vick was charged with reckless driving and possession of marijuana in New Kent County, Virginia. As part of a plea agreement in that case, Vick was placed in a drug offender program that required him to perform 24 hours of community service, undergo drug counseling and random drug tests, and give up his Virginia driver’s license for six months.
Vick had lost his privilege to drive a motor vehicle in Virginia as the result of multiple traffic convictions, including reckless driving. On December 17, 2005, he was charged in Hampton, Virginia with speeding, and for the second time, with the more serious misdemeanor charge of driving on a suspended or revoked license.
These offenses brought the total of his traffic arrests to nine in Virginia during the time he was enrolled at Virginia Tech.
Within three days of his expulsion from Virginia Tech, Vick became involved in another incident resulting in criminal charges, this time back home in Hampton Roads. The result in court was yet another misdemeanor conviction, but only suspended jail time. He also subsequently became the target of a civil lawsuit which had not been resolved as of June 8, 2007.
On January 9, 2006, he was charged with three counts of brandishing a firearm, a Class One misdemeanor, in Suffolk, Virginia. A police report stated that he allegedly pointed a gun at a 17-year-old and at least two of his friends in the parking lot of a McDonald’s restaurant in Suffolk. After Vick’s girlfriend had an argument with three people, they claimed that Vick pointed a gun at them. Vick claimed that the “gun” in question was actually a BlackBerry cell phone that was mistaken for a gun and that his accusers were trying to blackmail him.
On December 14, 2006, a 17-year old girl from Montgomery County, Virginia, filed a civil lawsuit against Marcus Vick accusing him of molestation of a minor, fraud, and additional charges. In the lawsuit, seeking $6.3 million, an unnamed girl claims that when she was 15 (below the legal age of consent in Virginia) and was a student in high school, she was forced into a sexual situation with Vick, who was 20 years old, over a nearly two year long period. She also alleges Vick offered to provide her alcohol and marijuana and forced her to have sex with other men. On September 15, 2008, the New York Times reported according to the plaintiff’s attorney, the parties had agreed in principle to a settlement in the lawsuit.
On June 13, 2008, according to a report in the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot newspaper, a bicycle officer in Norfolk approached a couple arguing in a car shortly after midnight. When asked for identification, the driver, Marcus Vick, allegedly took off, driving the car at high speed. When another officer spotted the car and stopped it, Vick failed a sobriety test. Marcus Vick was charged with DUI, misdemeanor eluding police, driving on the wrong side of a street, reckless driving and driving on a suspended license, and was taken into custody. The young woman who is from Miami, Florida was charged with public drunkenness. Vick listed his address as a riverfront mansion in Suffolk whose owner in the city’s real estate tax records is listed as his older brother Michael. According to a report by the New York Post newspaper in 2007, Marcus also was spending part of his time at Michael’s luxurious condominium in the Philippe Starck high-rise building in the exclusive South Beach section of Miami Beach.
He was released on bond later Friday morning. At a preliminary hearing on June 16, a court date of September 10 was set. On September 10, trial dates for all five charges were continued until October 20, 2008, The judge allowed him to remain free on bond until that date.On October 20, Vick pleaded guilty to the DUI charge. He was sentenced to 12 months in jail, which the judge suspended, a fine of $250 and his Virginia driving license was suspended for a year. He was also convicted of eluding a police officer and driving on the wrong side of the road, and fined $280 on those charges.
In August 2009, a judge revoked his suspended jail sentence and ordered him to jail for violating terms of his probation, specifically that he had failed to complete an alcohol education program, tested positive for marijuana at an appointment, missed appointments, and didn’t pay court costs and fines. According to local news media, Vick was granted $25,000 bond and remained free while his attorney appealed the decision.
His is still talking.