Holmes Booted

Posted: July 9, 2013

Virginia Tech athletics director Jim Weaver said today that former Harrisonburg High School star running back Michael Holmes is "permanently separated from the university."

In a telephone interview, Weaver said the decision came from the university's student judicial board last month and that it's not in his or Frank Beamer's jurisdiction to appeal.

The 20-year-old RB was arrested in the spring after a fight and, last month, was found guilty on a misdemeanor assault & battery charge.

Holmes received only two scholarship offers out of high school. The other was from James Madison University. The DN-R has not been able to reach JMU officials to see if they would consider taking Holmes as a transfer.

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