CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. -- Suspended Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick pleaded no contest Monday to a misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor after a night of drinking with underage girls.
Vick, younger brother of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, received a suspended 30-day jail sentence, was fined $100 and ordered to perform 24 hours of community service. The judge ordered Vick to stay away from the teenage girls.
"Marcus has and does apologize for hurting so many people," defense lawyer Marc Long said. "I believe this is a life-changing experience for Marcus Vick."
Tech suspended Vick this season and said he could possibly be readmitted in the spring after completing a drug education and counseling program. Any more criminal, athletic or university violations would result in permanent dismissal.
Long said Vick has told him he plans to re-enroll at Tech this spring. Tech spokesman Larry Hincker said Monday that Vick's status at the school remains unchanged.
Last month, Vick pleaded guilty to reckless driving and no contest to marijuana possession related to a traffic stop this summer. As part of a plea agreement, Vick was placed in a drug offender program requiring 24 hours of community service, drug counseling and random drug tests. He also must give up his driver's license for six months.
Vick and Hill settled on plea agreements that erased two of the three misdemeanor counts and kept them out of jail. Hill pleaded no contest to the same charge last week and received the same penalty as Vick. Imoh is expected to appeal his conviction this week.
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