The new trial of suspended Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick for three misdemeanor charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor has tentatively been scheduled for Nov. 1 and 2 in Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court, his lawyer said yesterday. Marc Long added that it probably would be a jury trial. Election Day is Nov. 2, so Long said that the trial dates "could very well" change, possibly today.
Vick and two teammates, running back Mike Imoh (Robinson High) and wide receiver Brenden Hill, were convicted May 14 on charges relating to a Jan. 27 incident involving three underage girls in the Blacksburg apartment Vick and Hill share. Vick was sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $2,250, Imoh to 10 days in jail and a fine of $750 and Hill to 20 days in jail and a fine of $1,500. All three appealed. No new trial dates have been set for Hill and Imoh, their lawyers said.
Tech last week suspended Vick indefinitely after he was charged with reckless driving and possession of marijuana, both misdemeanors, early July 3. Imoh and Hill were suspended for the first three games of the season. Coach Frank Beamer has allowed them to practice with the team.
-- Ken Denlinger