Marcus Vick pleads guilty to two traffic charges

Updated: March 7, 2006, 12:04 AM ET
Associated Press

HAMPTON, Va. -- Former Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick pleaded guilty Monday to traffic charges that contributed to his dismissal from the team.

Marcus Vick

Vick must pay $236 in fines and court costs for driving 38 mph in a 25 mph zone without a valid license on Dec. 17.

"It's just a traffic situation," said Vick, who made himself eligible for the NFL draft in April.

He was kicked off Virginia Tech's football team Jan. 6 following a succession of legal and other problems, including his conduct in the Gator Bowl, when he stomped on the calf of a defensive player.

Days later, he was arrested and charged with pulling a gun on three teenagers during an altercation in a restaurant parking lot. He is scheduled back in court March 13 to face three misdemeanor counts of brandishing a firearm.

Vick, the younger brother of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, was convicted of serving alcohol to underage girls during the 2003 school year. After his license was taken away when for reckless driving and marijuana possession in 2004, University president Charles Steger warned that additional problems would end his Hokies' football career.

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