Marcus Vick sentenced to jail time for contempt of court


While his brother, Michael, spent most of the year in the headlines for his poor play and the struggles of the Philadelphia Eagles, former Miami Dolphins quarterback Marcus Vick has been in the headlines for his exploits off the field.

Those exploits have now led to jail time.

According to the Associated Press, Vick has been sentenced to five days for contempt of court after failing to provide adequate documentation of his financial situation prior to a court-imposed deadline.

Vick caused a stir earlier this year for comments made on his twitter account. Vick begged the Eagles to trade his brother and criticized their offensive line while the elder Vick was playing against the New Orleans Saints on Monday night. Michael was forced to respond to the comments after the game and wasn’t pleased with his brother’s actions.

The jail sentence is just the latest in Vick’s continued off-field troubles. Judge Brett Geisler issued the arrest warrant for Vick in a case regarding a $40,000 promissory note. Vick’s agent told the AP he hoped Vick will be able to provide the additional documentation or a reason why he was unable to do so.