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Michael Holmes will no longer be a student at Virginia Tech

By Web Staff, news@wdbj7.com
Published On: Jul 09 2013 12:40:33 PM EDT
Updated On: Jul 09 2013 07:21:11 PM EDT

The Harrisonburg product was charged with felony malicious wounding in April after a fight in downtown Blacksburg. But a student judicial board ruled that Holmes would not be allowed to return to school, ending his career with the football team.

BLACKSBURG, Va. -

Michael Holmes has been removed as a student from Virginia Tech.

Holmes was charged with felony malicious wounding after a fight April 21. He was convicted of the reduced misdemeanor charge on June 13 and was given a one-year suspended sentence. Two counts of simple assault were dropped.

On Tuesday, a student judiciary board decided to remove Holmes from the school. 

That means he will no longer be allowed on the football team, or on campus as a student. 

The 20-year-old sophomore from Harrisonburg started five games last season, rushing for 280 yards and four touchdowns.  He was in the mix for playing time next season along with J.C. Coleman and Danville native Trey Edmunds, who were first and second on the depth chart at the end of spring practice.