AD: 'We are deeply disturbed'

Updated: May 17, 2004, 8:09 PM ET
Associated Press

ROANOKE, Va. -- Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick and two teammates convicted of serving alcohol to minors will be punished by the school, athletic director Jim Weaver said Monday.

Vick, the brother of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, receiver Brenden Hill and tailback Mike Imoh were fined and sentenced to jail time Friday.

On Monday, Weaver said the players would be punished for their role in a party in which they were accused of giving teenage girls alcohol and telling them to strip.

"We are deeply disturbed by the criminal charges against our three student-athletes," Weaver said in a statement.

Weaver would not disclose what kind of disciplinary action he'll take, but said even if there was no resolution in the case by the start of the football season, he still would enforce the disciplinary measures.

Also Monday, Vick's lawyer, Marc Long, appealed the player's 30-day jail sentence and $2,250 fine. No court date was set for the appeal.

The lawyers for Imoh and Hill said they also would appeal.


Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press

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