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Former Tech, Miami player Vick jailed for contempt

Monday - 3/5/2012, 5:59pm  ET

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Former Virginia Tech and NFL player Marcus Vick will spend at least 10 days in jail for ignoring court orders, authorities said Monday.

The younger brother of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick reported to jail on Sunday, nearly a week after he was ordered to turn himself in, Newport News Sheriff's spokeswoman Kathleen Carey said. A judge on Monday ordered him to spend 10 days in jail for contempt of court after failing to appear at two court dates for a charge of driving on a suspended license.

Police charged Vick in January 2010 with driving on a suspended license, his second such offense. Court records show he failed to show up for two court dates in 2010. He was in court last August to answer to the driving charges as well as two counts of failure to appear. A judge had ordered him to report to jail by Feb. 27.

No new charges were issued Monday.

Carey said once Vick serves his time in Newport News he will be transferred to Montgomery County. Carey did not know the charges Vick faces in Montgomery County, and officials there did not immediately return a call seeking comment,

The Daily Press reports ( http://bit.ly/zwpmTz) that a warrant for Vick's arrest was issued after he blew off a hearing there involving his failure to pay $40,000 owed in a civil case. Vick agreed in 2008 to settle allegations that he had sex with a teenage girl, but the girl's attorney, Kristopher Olin, claims he never paid. Olin did not immediately return a call and email seeking comment.

Vicki's attorney, Lawrence Woodward Jr., did not immediately return a call and email seeking comment.

Vick was dropped from the Virginia Tech team in 2006 and released from the Miami Dolphins a year later.


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