Monday, October 3, 2005
Vick apologizes for gesture to fans
BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick
apologized for making an obscene gesture to fans during Tech's
31-17 win Saturday at West Virginia.
Early in the third quarter, the younger brother of Atlanta
Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was caught on camera quickly
extending his middle finger toward the stands after he was run out
"I apologize for letting my emotions get the best of me
Saturday," Vick said in a statement issued Sunday by Virginia
Tech. "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."
Vick said he would have no further comment.
"In the heat of the moment, he made a mistake," said Billy
Hite, an associate head coach for the Hokies. "Marcus knows he
can't react like that."