A former college football star and brother of an NFL quarterback was arrested in Forsyth County early Monday on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs.
Marcus Vick, 29, whose brother Michael is a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, reportedly admitted during a traffic stop to smoking marijuana before driving, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff’s report.
Vick, who lives in west Forsyth, was driving east on Bethelview Road about 2 a.m. when a deputy stopped him for an expired registration, the report states.
He pulled over his Lexus LX570 in the left turn lane to get on Ga. 400 north.
Vick did not have a driver’s license with him and a search determined he is unlicensed in Georgia. His vehicle registration expired Aug. 31. While speaking to Vick, the deputy “detect[ed] an odor of marijuana … about Marcus’ breath and person,” according to the report.
“When asked direct when the last time he had smoked marijuana was, Marcus stated that he had smoked marijuana while at his residence just prior to operating the motor vehicle,” according to the report.
It went on to note that his passenger, a 31-year-old man, confirmed the two smoked at Vick’s home, in the Coventry subdivision off of Bethelview Road, and that Vick was driving to drop him off at his hotel room.
Vick agreed to take a blood test to determine the presence of drugs or alcohol and so was taken to Northside Hospital-Forsyth before being booked in the jail at 4:20 a.m.
He was charged with DUI-drugs, no license and expired registration. He was released from the Forsyth County Detention Center on Monday night after posting bond of $4,130.
Vick told sheriff’s deputies that he is self-employed in sports marketing and memorabilia. He played quarterback at Virginia Tech on and off from 2002-05 before being dismissed from the team in January 2006 following several run-ins with law enforcement and issues with unsportsmanlike conduct.
He went undrafted in the 2006 NFL draft, but signed later that year with the Miami Dolphins. Vick played in just one game as a wide receiver.
Vick’s legal troubles continued after playing football, including a DUI conviction in Virginia in 2008.
His brother, Michael, played quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons from 2001-06.
Michael Vick was suspended by the NFL in 2007 after pleading guilty to federal charges related to his involvement in a dog-fighting ring. After being released from prison, he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2009.