Michael Vick's brother charged with assaulting police officer

Credit: Associated Press

Credit: Associated Press

The younger brother of quarterback Michael Vick has been charged with assaulting a police officer who was arresting him on a contempt charge in Virginia.

Newport News, Va., police said in a statement Monday officers responding to a report of a wanted person on Sunday found 32-year-old Marcus Vick - who lists himself as a resident of Marietta, Ga. - in a business. When an officer tried to arrest Vick, police say Vick pushed the officer and fled. He was quickly caught.

Police said Marcus Vick was initially "cooperative" when told of the outstanding warrant, but then "began to run," according to the Daily Press.

Vick was arrested in the same county that is home to Virignia Tech, where he and his brother, Michael Vick, played college football.

Marcus Vick was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in 2006. He only appeared in one game and was released in 2007.

Vick has since then been in court on charges of driving on a suspended license, driving under the influence and has served jail time for violating probation.

He is the brother of former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, who pleaded guilty in 2007 and served nearly two years in prison for his role in a dogfighting ring before returning to the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles.