Teenager reaches settlement before Marcus Vick trial

Updated: September 15, 2008, 9:34 PM ET
Associated Press

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. -- A trial has been averted in a teenager's lawsuit claiming she suffered psychological trauma from nearly a two-year sexual relationship with former Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick, a newspaper reported.

Steven Smith, an attorney for the Christiansburg teenager, told The Roanoke Times on Monday the parties have agreed in principle to a settlement in the $6.35 million lawsuit. He would not discuss details of the settlement.

Lawrence Woodward, Vick's attorney, did not immediately respond to a voice mail left by The Associated Press on Monday night.

A trial was to begin next week in Montgomery County on the lawsuit's charges of sexual battery upon a minor and willful and wanton conduct.

The girl, now 19, said in her lawsuit that she and Vick, brother of former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, had a sexual relationship that began in January 2004 and lasted through December 2005.


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