Two Hokies players suspended indefinitely


A pair of Virginia Tech football players face suspensions, the school announced Tuesday.

According to a tweet from the Hokies’ official Twitter account for football, sophomore cornerback Adonis Alexander and redshirt freshman defensive end Houshun Gaines were suspended indefinitely on Sunday.

Per the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the two players were involved in drug arrests over the weekend. Both players were charged with possession of marijuana, and Gaines was charged with underage purchase or possession of alcohol.

Alexander played in 12 as a freshman, starting in eight. The Charlotte, North Carolina, native registered 55 total tackles and finished with four interceptions and 10 passes defended.

Gaines, who hails from Rocky Mount, North Carolina, redshirted in 2015. Coming out of high school, he was rated the No. 38 player in his state according to 247Sports’ composite rankings. He was expected to compete for a spot in the team’s rotation at defensive end this season.