Virginia Tech football cornerback Adonis Alexander did not make the trip to East Carolina this weekend, because he has “not lived up to our expectations at Virginia Tech,” according to a release from Virginia Tech.
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— VT Football (@VT_Football) September 15, 2017
This is the second time Alexander has been held back from a team trip during his tenure at Virginia Tech. Alexander served a one-game suspension in the 2016 season vs. Liberty, after being sentenced to community service and probation due to a marijuana possession charge from April 2016. Alexander returned to play vs. Tennessee in the Battle at Bristol in week two. So far in 2017, Alexander has 14 tackles, one tackle for loss and three pass breakups.
This news come just days after Virginia Tech indefinitely suspended linebacker Tavante Beckett on Monday. Beckett was arrested on Monday and charged with possession, and conspiracy to sell/distribute marijuana. It is unclear when or if Beckett will return to Virginia Tech’s team, or if his suspension is connected with Alexander’s situation.