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

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year 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

Australia displace India as top ODI team
Dubai, Nov 23 (IANS) Four-time World Champion Australia Sunday returned to the top of the One-Day International (ODI) Team Rankings, displacing India, after defeating South Africa 4-1 in a five-match series, as per the latest International Cricket Council release.
 
 
Messi delighted with new La Liga scoring record
Madrid, Nov 23 (IANS) Lionel Messi has made footballing history, scoring a hat-trick against Sevilla which made him the highest scorer in the history of the Spanish La Liga.
 
 
Golfers Chiragh, Kapur end tied 9th, 20th in Manila
Manila, Nov 23 (IANS) Indian golfers Chiragh Kumar and Shiv Kapur finished tied ninth and 20th, respectively, after the fourth and final round of the $1 million Resorts World Manila Masters as overnight leader Mardan Mamat of Singapore romped to a title victory Sunday after two years.
 
 
Bayern Munich increase Bundesliga advantage
Berlin, Nov 23 (IANS) Bayern Munich extended their lead atop the Bundesliga standings with a 4-0 win over Hoffenheim as Schalke upset runner-up Wolfsburg 3-2 and Frankfurt shocked Monchengladbach with a comeback win.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Taylor Swift to receive Dick Clark Award
Los Angeles, Nov 23 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift has been named as the first recipient of Dick Clark Award For excellence at 2014 American Music Awards (AMAs). The 24-year-old, who is enjoying a great year with her...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Australia displace India as top ODI team
Dubai, Nov 23 (IANS) Four-time World Champion Australia Sunday returned to the top of the One-Day International (ODI) Team Rankings, displacing India, after defeating South Africa 4-1 in a five-match series, as per the...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Iraqi court sentences Sunni politician to death
Baghdad, Nov 23 (IANS) An Iraqi court Sunday sentenced a former Sunni lawmaker to death on a criminal charge, an official said. "The Central Criminal Court issued today a verdict of death penalty for the former...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Amzon Black Friday 2014: $3.99 Blu-ray Movies
Black Friday 2014 Sales events are underway since Friday with the Amazon Black Friday 2014 Deals Week and the Walmart Black Friday Pre Sale. Walmart matched several advertised Black Friday 2014 deals of competitors on...
Read more on Black Friday Countdown
 
Best Buy Black Friday 2014 sale launched with $3.99 Blu-ray Movie
Like Walmart and Amazon, Best Buy kicks off their Black Friday 2014 sale early. You can already buy Best Buy Black Friday deals advertised in the Best Buy Black Friday 2014 ad today online at bestbuy.com. There is no...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Messi delighted with new La Liga scoring record
Madrid, Nov 23 (IANS) Lionel Messi has made footballing history, scoring a hat-trick against Sevilla which made him the highest scorer in the history of the Spanish La Liga. Messi's 252nd, 253rd and 254th goals...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Tatum, Carolin to co-direct 'Leonard Peacock'
Los Angeles, Nov 23 (IANS) Actor Channing Tatum and filmmaker Reid Carolin have been roped in by the Weinstein Company to co-direct and produce the film "Leonard Peacock", an adaptation of Matthew Quick's YA book "...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Burdwan blast mastermind's wife held in Dhaka
Dhaka, Nov 23 (IANS) The women's wing chief of the terrorist group Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) who confessed to training at least 25 women in West Bengal has been arrested here, the media said Sunday. Fatema...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Afghan lower house approves US, NATO agreements
Kabul, Nov 23 (IANS) The lower house of Afghanistan's parliament Sunday approved a Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the US and Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with NATO. In an extra-ordinary session, attended...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Mummy wearing jewellery unearthed in Egypt
London, Nov 23 (IANS) Spanish archaeologists have discovered about 4,000 years old female mummy wearing rare jewellery in Egypt. The mummy, dating back to the Middle Kingdom (2137-1781 BC), was discovered in the...
Read more on Business Balla