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