is reporting that Marcus Vick, the younger brother of Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick, is wanted by police in Virgina for failing to appear in court after he was busted for driving with a suspended license.
According to the report, Hampton Circuit Judge Wilford Taylor issued a warrant for Vick’s arrest Friday after the former athlete skipped out on the court hearing to discuss his June 2011 suspended license charge.
Following Marcus’s no show, his attorney, Lawrence Woodward, told judge Taylor that his client was unemployed in Atlanta and lacked the means necessary to get a ride to Virgina. Court records show Vick’s appearance had been pushed back twice since May.
Woodward added that Vick said he “just wanted to do the 10 days” for the June 2011 suspended license charge.
TMZ notes this isn’t Vick’s first disappearing act as the 28-year-old spent 10 days in a Newport News, Virgina jail in March on a contempt of court charge stemming from a separate incident in which he — once again — skipped two court dates for a 2010 charge of driving on a suspended license.
Vick, who played college ball at Virginia Tech and was signed by the Miami Dolphins in 2006, has also faced legal troubles in the past which include: a 2006 charge of brandishing a firearm against a group of people, a civil lawsuit by a woman who claimed Marcus caused her psychological trauma by having sex with her when he was a 19-year-old player at Tech and she was only 15 years old (below the legal age of consent in Virginia), and additional traffic incidents and arrests in January 2007, February 2008, and June 2008.