Post by huskersrule01 on Aug 4, 2004 0:11:08 GMT -5
Here is his statement: A Statement from Marcus Vick
"Let me start by apologizing to my mom, my sisters, my older brother Michael, Coach Reamon and all of the people here in Newport News who have always been by my side. I have hurt them deeply. They have expressed their dissatisfaction with me, and to all of them, I would like to say I am truly sorry.
Next, I'd like to apologize to my second family: Coach Beamer, his assistants, my teammates, my university and to all of the great Virginia Tech fans.
It is now clear to me that I have hurt many people. I am very sorry. I want to be a member of Virginia Tech's football program and I want to be a member of the University.
I will work hard to improve myself as a person. I want to bring pride to the Hokies. I want to bring pride to the Vick name. I want to bring pride to the state of Virginia. I am asking that Virginia Tech, and the other people who care about me, NOT give up on me.
The only person I have to blame is myself. The only person who can fix this is myself.
The University Judicial System has taken action for violations of the University Policies for Student Life, and I am immediately suspended from the University extending through the Fall 2004 semester.
I need to take this time to get my life back in order. I plan to meet all the stipulations of the University, the athletics department and the football program and return to Virginia Tech as both a student and an athlete next semester.
Again, I am truly sorry for hurting so many people."