CJ Reavis Loses Appeal, Remains Dismissed from Virginia Tech

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CJ Reavis
CJ Reavis

According to Andy Bitter of the Roanoke Times, Virginia Tech rover CJ Reavis lost his appeal on Tuesday and remains dismissed from school.

No details of the incident have been released, but lawyer Jimmy Turk implied that it was something that could have been prosecuted in court, but the Commonwealth chose not to.

“The commonwealth’s attorney wouldn’t touch this with a 10-foot pole,” Turk told Bitter. “I feel very confident in telling you that under no circumstances would a prosecutor even remotely consider anything that these allegations involve. Not at all.”

Turk blasted Virginia Tech for the decision.

“I don’t’ mind telling you, this is an absolutely tragic decision from Virginia Tech,” he said. “I think it’s completely unwarranted and is just against any sense of an application of common sense at all to what they found him responsible for. I just think it’s a very reckless and very cavalier decision.”

He might even go so far as to recommend that Reavis take legal action.

“My recommendation for him is to not sit back idly and let anybody walk over him like the university has done under these circumstances,” Turk said. “It’s very, very tragic. And it’s just wrong.”

For more quotes and information, see the Andy Bitter article that is linked in the opening paragraph.

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  1. Mr Turk said : ” I just think it’s a very reckless and cavalier decision.” Where does he think he is……the decision was very “HOKIE” not cavalier!

  2. At this point what benefit is it to Turk to keep it quiet? I’m not saying for him to defile attorney confidentiality, but if VT was so erroneous, why not push the court of public opinion and come right out to Bitter with the details and why he feels his client was wronged? It sounds like he’s pushing for litigation and so this will likely become public record.

    1. Strategy. Possibly settlement. I am not an attorney, nor an attorney spokesman, nor have I stayed recently at a holiday inn; I would definitely expect, though, that they keep all their research and strategies out of the public view in order to increase their chances of getting a favorable outcome. Might VT reconsider if it looked like they might be needlessly embarrassed by the whole situation? None of us knows at this point. At the same time, if he was caught cheating or something similar, or breaking some other code of conduct example, I’m not sure it could be fought successfully.

  3. Which council was he sent before? Is it student-run? What is the role of faculty and admins? I’m still unclear on all of this.

    1. Have you seen some of the books faculty have written (Tech and other institutions)? I’m not sure they would do any better. However, I do agree that students shouldn’t be allowed to end someones college career. Football player or not.

  4. My opinion is Turk is just blowing hot air. No legal action will be forthcoming. Not that I’m a lawyer and I surely don’t know what happened so I may be way off base.

    1. Meant to add that a friend of mine was tossed from UVa for scalping his ACC tourney tickets back in the 70’s. He was working his way through school and needed the money, big damn deal, who did that hurt other than him because someone ratted him out. I get mad now just thinking about it.

      1. With just the information you gave you can’t be mad or OK with that situation. Was he a student-athlete? Were the tickets provided for free by the university? Does the university have a no-scalping or no-profiteering policy? If any of those are true, I can see why he was kicked out for violation of policy, and the only thing you could really be mad about is if he was kicked out when it goes on elsewhere all the time (unequal enforcement).

  5. Every Story has Two Sides, VT took the other side. Right or Wrong , but this will leak out and it won’t be good. IMO

  6. Is a Commonwealth’s Attorney typically involved in internal University discipline? Not being a criminal offense doesn’t mean that the offense wasn’t bad enough for a school dismissal. Give us some details, Mr. Turk, if its such a miscarriage of justice, then you’ll get a groundswell of support.

    1. Maybe if there was any transparency in this ridiculous student “disciplinary” counsel. But they don’t release anything which is absurd. And these kind of decisions are too important and the consequence too big to be handled by unqualified kids.

      1. That post includes a fairly dismissive attitude to the students at the university. If the decisions are too important for unqualified kids, why do we let them drive, or commit to our Armed Forces at that age? There can be plenty of meaningful consequences in decisions they make. Are you saying Reavis is also unqualified to make decisions that might impact his future, like the one leading to his dismissal? Or by consequence too big, is it that Reavis means more to the football team’s success, which is what appears you seem to think too important to leave to unqualified kids. It’s hard to see what you care about here.

        1. Funny (well, not so)- I saw consequence as him being dismissed from school. You saw it as him being dismissed from football. I think it is fairly clear to see what we all care about around here.

          1. You have also made a false analogy in referencing joining the military, or learning to drive, to these unqualified kids responsible for making college-ending decisions when judging others.

            From someone who has served, I do not know of any serious peer-eval exercises for members of the military (ex: Ranger School) until they reach more advanced levels of service (beyond voting for something like who gets to carry the platoon guidon during PT that morning). To equate someone learning to drive as equal to being a drivers ed teacher, or DMV drivers test administrator for that matter, just doesn’t make sense.

            Do you feel another 18 or 19 yo has the experience to decide whether you kid stays or goes, depending on what the facts are? I believe that should be based on the judgment of an adult, or even a panel of college administrators. Thanks!

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