Frank Beamer Statement on Marcus Vick
August 3, 2004

"We are in total agreement with the decision made by our university. We think time away from the university and the football program might serve a useful purpose for Marcus. We know he cares a lot about this program and will miss it a great deal. Our full support will be with Marcus and his family as he works to get his personal life in order. Marcus Vick is a young man with a good heart who has made some poor decisions but still has an opportunity to have a bright future. The Virginia Tech football family has accepted his apology with the hope that he will meet the stipulations to return to our university. This will be my last statement regarding Marcus."

Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech head football coach