Vick Reportedly Tests Positive for Marijuana
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick reportedly tested positive for marijuana this month.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that, according to court documents, a probation officer requested that U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson impose stricter pretrial release conditions on Vick because a urine sample submitted Sept. 13 by Vick tested positive for marijuana.
Vick is awaiting sentencing by Hudson on Dec. 10 after pleading guilty to a federal conspiracy charge related to his admitted participation in a dogfighting operation at a home that Vick owned in southeastern Virginia.
According to the report, Hudson ordered Vick to submit to drug testing and also confined him to his home in Virginia from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily. The home confinement includes electronic monitoring, the report said.
Vick is facing a recommended jail sentence of 12 to 18 months in his federal case, but Hudson can sentence him to up to five years in prison if he chooses.
A grand jury in Virginia indicted Vick on state dogfighting charges Tuesday.
Vick is on indefinite suspension by the NFL.
By Mark Maske |
September 26, 2007; 1:44 PM ET
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