Marcus Vick sentenced to jail for contempt of court

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. -- A judge has sentenced Marcus Vick to five days in jail for failing to produce adequate documentation about his financial status by a court-ordered deadline.


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Plaintiff Barbara Ferguson's attorney, Kris Olin, says the judge sentenced the former Virginia Tech quarterback and younger brother of Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick for contempt of court during a telephone conference Wednesday.

Circuit Court Judge Brett Geisler issued a warrant for Marcus Vick's arrest. The Carroll County judge was brought in to hear the Montgomery County civil case over a $40,000 promissory note.

Vick's lawyer, Jimmy Turk, says he hopes Vick will be able to provide additional documents or a reason why he's unable to do so.

Virginia Tech dismissed Vick in 2006 "due to a cumulative effect of legal infractions and unsportsmanlike play." He was released by the Miami Dolphins a year later.

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