Marcus Vick convicted of misdemeanors
CHRISTIANSBURG, Virginia (Court TV) -- Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick was sentenced to 30 days in jail after being convicted last week on charges related to a party with underage girls.
Vick, the 20-year-old brother of Atlanta Falcons star Michael Vick, was found not guilty last Friday of having sex with a 15-year-old girl but was convicted of misdemeanor charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. In addition to the jail time, Vick was fined $2,250.
Following the one-day trial, two of Vick's teammates also were convicted of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Tailback Mike Imoh, 19, was sentenced to 10 days in jail and fined $750. Wide receiver Brenden Hill, 19, was sentenced to 20 days in jail and fined $1,500.
The university's rules governing the conduct of student athletes does not automatically suspend players from a team for misdemeanor charges, but convictions trigger a review by athletic director Jim Weaver.
The incident occurred Jan. 27 at an apartment Vick and Hill share. The three girls said they met the players at a Virginia Tech basketball game. They eventually ended up at the players' apartment where they said they were given shots of vodka and asked to strip and kiss each other.
Later that night, one of the teens had sex with Imoh and Hill, the girl said, and Vick took another girl into his room and had sex with her. The defense contended that the girl was lying.
Curry to get another chance at college career
STILLWATER, Oklahoma -- JamesOn Curry, the leading scorer in North Carolina high school basketball history, will get a second chance to play college ball.
The announcement came several weeks after North Carolina withdrew its scholarship offer to Curry after he pleaded guilty to drug charges.
Curry signed a letter of intent last week to attend Oklahoma State in the fall.
Curry, a 6-foot-3 guard, pleaded guilty April 5 to six felony counts: two each of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana; two each of the sale of marijuana and two each of delivering marijuana.
Curry, 18, was sentenced to 36 months of probation; various fines, including $600 for lab fees to test the marijuana; $200 in court costs and 200 hours of community service.
North Carolina coach Roy Williams pulled his scholarship offer two days later. He was kicked off his high school team after his February arrest.
Columbia athlete accused of sexual attack
NEW YORK -- A Columbia University football player has pleaded not guilty to charges of sexually assaulting a student in her dorm room last fall.
Aaron Percival, 19, is accused of entering the student's room Sept. 14 while she slept, licking her toes and feet and sexually assaulting her while she resisted, according to court papers.
Percival, a sophomore cornerback, is charged with second-degree aggravated sexual abuse and first-degree sexual abuse. He faces up to 15 years if convicted.
Columbia University officials said they were cooperating with investigators but have declined further comment.