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Booted from Hokies, Vick declares for NFL draft

Updated: January 8, 2006, 3:54 PM ET
Associated Press

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Marcus Vick decided to turn pro Saturday, one day after he was kicked off the team at Virginia Tech for transgressions on and off the field.

"I have decided to enter the NFL draft," the junior quarterback said in a three-paragraph statement released through his lawyers. "I am very excited about this opportunity and look forward to proving my athletic ability at the professional level. I believe I am ready for this challenge and the next chapter of my life."

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