Virginia Tech expelled RB Michael Holmes, the university told multiple sources on Tuesday.
The university made its decision after he Holmes was found guilty of misdemeanor assault and battery.
AD Jim Weaver told The Roanoke Times’ Andy Bitter that Holmes is “permanently separated” from the university and that the decision was made last month.
Holmes received a sentence of 12 months in jail, though the penalty has been suspended. He was listed as the third tailback on Virginia Tech’s roster.
Another ACC tailback, Maryland’s Wes Brown has been suspended by the program following his arrest for assaulting a police officer. The Baltimore Sun reported additional details on the Brown saga today.
Brown finished the spring being listed as a co-starter.
In 2012, Brown was second on the team in rushing. Holmes was the Hokies’ fourth-leading rusher.
Elsewhere on the crime blotter, the aftermath of the burglary at Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops’ house took a bizarre twist when the girlfriend of one of the men accused attempted to break him out of a juvenile detention center.