Friday, January 06, 2006

Vick Is Dismissed from Hokie Team

Virginia Tech dismissed quarterback Marcus Vick from the team Friday, citing "a cumulative effect of legal infractions and unsportsmanlike play." The annoucement came after it was revealed that Vick was facing a misdemeanor charge of driving on a suspended license. He was stopped in Hampton at 3:31 a.m. on Dec. 17 for driving 38 mph in a 25 zone. Dec. 17 also was the day that the Hokies began preparations for the Gator Bowl with a 1 p.m. run in Blacksburg, which is considerable distance from Hampton, roughly 300 miles. The information just became public after it was entered Thursday into the Virginia Judicial Systems website. What is disturbing is that Vick might have avoided dismissal had the news about his latest legal troubles not become public. Virginia Tech has a lot of explaining to do.


Anonymous said...

You're trying to imply that there was a potential cover-up in progress and that the only reason he got suspended was that the legal troubles became public. The article actually reads that news of his legal troubles broke on Friday (i.e., the university found out about it) and that he might have avoided dismissal based on just the Gator Bowl incident. Given this sudden new information, and therefore more cumulative reasons by which to make a dismissal, the university acted accordingly.

Would VA Tech have dismissed him w/o this new information? Probably not. Do I think Vick would have deserved to have been suspended anyway? Yes. But, it's a bit of a stretch to imply that they are now only dismissing him solely based on the records becoming public.

Anonymous said...

VT did the right thing. Time for the NFL owners to step up and reward Marcus with a low draft selection.