1 Updates
NCAA: Virginia Tech RB Michael Holmes Dismissed
Photo Credit: Getty Images

NCAA: Virginia Tech RB Michael Holmes Dismissed

Jul 10 2013, 10:34pm CDT | by

Virginia Tech dismissed tailback Michael Holmes from the university due to misdemeanor assault and battery charges.

Virginia Tech dismissed tailback Michael Holmes from the university due to misdemeanor assault and battery charges. The decision was made a month ago by the Virginia Tech Student Conduct Office...

Filed under: news

Full Story below YouTube Videos

 
 

 

41 weeks ago

NCAA: Virginia Tech RB Michael Holmes Dismissed

Jul 10 2013, 10:34pm CDT | by

Virginia Tech dismissed tailback Michael Holmes from the university due to misdemeanor assault and battery charges.

Virginia Tech dismissed tailback Michael Holmes from the university due to misdemeanor assault and battery charges. 

The decision was made a month ago by the Virginia Tech Student Conduct Office. Athletic director Jim Weaver was informed last week and confirmed Holmes is no longer with the school. 

"He's permanently separated from the university."

The Richmond Times-Dispatch's Mike Barber reports the 20-year-old Holmes "was charged with malicious wounding, a felony, and two counts of simple assault, after an altercation in the 200 block of College Avenue early Sunday morning, April 21, hours after Tech's annual spring game."

Holmes was found guilty of a reduced charge of misdemeanor assault and battery on June 13. Barber says the two counts of simple assault were dropped. 

ESPN's Heather Dinich writes the reduction to a misdemeanor could have allowed Holmes to be reinstated to the team, as long as Weaver was cleared by the school. The athletic director then clarified he already heard from the Student Conduct Office even before he made a decision. 

"My role in this was non-involvement because it never got to us. The decision was made on campus before it ever came to us, and that might not be the commonplace, but it is certainly, I think, in effect at many schools."

Dinich adds Holmes was given a suspended-12 month jail sentence and a one-year probation for his involvement in the altercation. In addition, he was also ordered to pay $13.403 in restitution and not to have any contact with the victims. 

Holmes was the fourth-leading rusher of the Hokies in 2012 with 280 yards on 70 carries as a redshirt freshman.

 

Don't miss ...

 


Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Michael Pineda Ejected for Pine Tar on Neck
Michael Pineda Ejected for Pine Tar on Neck
New York Yankees right-handed pitcher MIchael Pineda was ejected in the second inning of the game against the Boston Red Sox on April 23 for having pine tar on the right side of his neck.
 
 
ITF Seniors World Championships at Polo Club Boca Raton
Polo Club Boca Raton hosted the opening ceremonies for teams entered in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Seniors World Championships, the world’s premier seniors’ tennis tournament, on Sunday, April 20. Teams of tennis players from 38 different countries, along with their friends, fans and family members attended the event held at the pre-eminent private tennis club in Boca Raton. Polo Club will be hosting both the Margaret Court Cup and the Dubler Cup this week.
 
 
CS Odessa Announces Baseball Addition to Sport Area in ConceptDraw Solution Park
New addition to ConceptDraw PRO and ConceptDraw Solution Park extends the current set of vector libraries with baseball diagrams.
 
 
TrySports Chapel Hill Continues Fitness Commitment by Being New Reebok FitHub, Having CrossFit Event
North Carolina’s Favorite Fitness Retailer Becomes First Official Reebok FitHub in The Carolinas, Offers Exciting New CrossFit Event on April 27
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

ITF Seniors World Championships at Polo Club Boca Raton
Boca Raton, FL, April 24, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Polo Club Boca Raton Hosts Opening Ceremonies of the ITF Seniors World Championships Margaret Court Cup (Women Age 45) and Dubler Cup (Men Age 45) Competition: April 21-26...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Code for India Announces First Ever Simultaneous Hackathon Event in Bangalore and Mountain View
Mountain View, CA, April 24, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Engineers in US and India Team Come Together to Create Apps Making India More Resilient to Natural Disasters Code for India, the non-profit organization that inspires...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Tori Spelling: Sex life was 'very good'
Tori Spelling thought she had a "very, very good" sex life with Dean McDermott. The 'True Tori' star - who has children Liam, seven, Stella, five, Hattie, two, and Finn, 20 months, with her husband - was left stunned...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
The Completely Arbitrary Nature Of Apple's Stock Split
We had the news overnight that Apple is going to have a seven for one stock split. This is generally held to be a good idea and Tim Cook has noted that he would like the stock price to be more accessible, this leading...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Zooey Deschanel joins The Driftless Area
Zooey Deschanel has been cast in 'The Driftless Area'. The 'New Girl' star will play an ''enigmatic woman'' in co-writer and director Zachary Sluser's dark comedy for Unified Pictures and Bron Studios. The screenplay is...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Bob Geldof's eulogy for Peaches was bravest thing
Bob Geldof delivering a eulogy for his daughter Peaches has been described as the "bravest thing" by close friend Alan McGee. The Boomtown Rats singer spoke at his daughter's funeral on Monday (04.21.14), after she was...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Chris Brown to stay in jail
Chris Brown has been ordered to stay in jail for at least another week. Lawyers acting for the 24-year-old singer - who had been due to stand trial this week for misdemeanor assault charges for allegedly hitting Parker...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Is Bouygues Crying Uncle On Alstom? GE Said In Talks For $13B Acquisition.
In February, French billionaire Martin Bouygues said his eponymous conglomerate was still “comfortable” with its 29% stake in Alstom SA, despite having just booked a $1.9 billion write-down on the train and power...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Hong Kong Billionaire Lawrence Ho's Summit Ascent Boosts Stake In Russian Casino
Summit Ascent Holdings, a Hong Kong-listed company led by billionaire Lawrence Ho, has obtained majority control in of a casino project in the eastern Russian city of Vladivostok. Summit Ascent will pay $20.2 million...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Facebook Sets Its Sights On Your 'Private Content'
The first quarter of 2014 was a big one for Facebook, in more ways than one. It bought the messenging service WhatsApp for $19 billion. It spent another $2 billion to buy Oculus VR, the maker of virtual-reality headsets...
Read more on Business Balla
 
 
Auto Balla Sexy Balla Sport Balla TV Balla Politics Balla Movie Balla Apple Balla Business Balla Ad Balla Celebrity Balla