The trial for suspended Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick on misdemeanor charges of reckless driving and possession of marijuana has been rescheduled from mid-September to today at 2 p.m. in New Kent County General District Court, a court official said yesterday.
Vick was stopped at 2:30 a.m. July 3 for driving 88 mph in a 65-mph zone. Virginia State Police also said Vick had two bags of marijuana.
A conviction could result in up to a year in jail and a fine of $2,500.
Shortly after his arrest, Vick was suspended from the Hokies' football team indefinitely. Earlier, Vick, running back Mike Imoh and wide receiver Brenden Hill were suspended three games each after being convicted in Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court of three misdemeanor charges each of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, stemming from a late-January incident in the apartment Vick and Hill share.
All three players have been granted retrials. Vick's is scheduled for Jan. 10 and 11, Imoh's for Sept. 16 and 17 and Hill's for Oct. 20 and 21.
During their suspensions, Imoh and Hill will be permitted to take part in fall drills that begin today with players reporting by late afternoon. The first practice is tomorrow afternoon. Vick is not allowed to work out with the team or use its facilities during his suspension.
-- Ken Denlinger