Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick has apologized for making an obscene gesture to West Virginia fans during Saturday's 34-17 victory in Morgantown. He was caught on television making the gesture to the crowd after running out of bounds.
Vick, the younger brother of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, met with Hokies Coach Frank Beamer on Sunday night, then issued the apology.
"I apologize for letting my emotions get the best of me Saturday," Vick said in a statement issued by the school. "What I did was wrong and I am sorry. My goal is to be a leader of this team and do things the right way."
Beamer said he planned no further discipline.
"He realized he was wrong in some of his actions at West Virginia," Beamer said yesterday. "He's just a competitive guy and got caught up. He was wrong and has apologized."
Also, Beamer said senior tailback Mike Imoh (Robinson High) won't play in Saturday's game against Marshall at Lane Stadium because of a nagging left ankle sprain. Imoh ran 13 times for 31 yards against West Virginia and looked tentative. He injured the ankle during the preseason and has run 63 times for 254 yards and two touchdowns in five games.
After playing the Thundering Herd, the Hokies don't play again until a Thursday night game at Maryland on Oct. 20. Beamer hopes the extra time will allow Imoh's ankle to heal.
-- Mark Schlabach