Monday, January 09, 2006

With the First Pick in the 2006...

...Virginia Department of Corrections Football League Draft, the James River Correctional Center Roughriders select... Marcus Vick.


RICHMOND, Va. -- 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.

Vick surrendered at the Suffolk magistrate's office after three warrants were issued for his arrest Sunday, Magistrate Lisa Noel said.

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.

According to local TV reports, the dispute between the 17-year-old boy and Vick may have been over a girl:
Police say after 9:00pm Sunday they received a call from the parent of a 17-year-old. The parent stated that Vick had pointed a gun at her son and two others during an altercation in the McDonald's parking lot. The incident allegedly happened at the McDonald's on Townpoint Road in Suffolk.

Police responded to the scene, interviewed witnesses, and issued three misdemeanor warrants. Police say the altercation may have been over a girl.

I know you love the young teenage girls Marcus, but it's going to keep getting you into trouble.

UPDATE: The always great House that Rock Built has a very funny post on the latest legal woes of Marcus Vick.