Virginia Tech cornerback Adonis Alexander and defensive end Houshun Gaines will serve one year of probation and 24 hours of community service in a plea deal concerning their possession of marijuana charges.
The two players were indefinitely suspended after the two were charged on April 24. Jimmy Turk, who represented both Gaines and Alexander, said the two have already finished the Student Conduct process concerning their charges, and have been placed on probation by the university.
Alexander and Gaines will register with community corrections and will be randomly drug tested. The two may also take substance abuse classes, at the discretion of their corrections officers.
Gaines was also charged with underage possession of alcohol, however that charge was dropped.
Alexander, who was expected to start at cornerback this coming season after playing rover and cornerback as a true freshman, started eight games last year and picked off four passes. Gaines redshirted last season, and was expected to get time on the field this year. It is unclear when they will be reinstated by the football team. A Virginia Tech spokesman said their status with the team has not changed, and that they remain indefinitely suspended.