Alexander was charged with possession of marijuana. Gaines was charged with possession of marijuana and underage purchase/possession of alcohol. They are set to appear in court on June 27 at 8:30am.
Both players have been removed from the HokieSports.com roster.
Alexander, a true sophomore, was slated to start at boundary corner for the Hokies this fall. He started eight games at safety and cornerback last year and intercepted four passes. Gaines is a r-freshman who backs up Vinny Mihota at left end. He started Saturday’s Spring Game with Mihota out and finished with two sacks.
Per Virginia Tech’s drug policy…
Students found responsible for possessing, using, manufacturing, possessing with intent to manufacture, selling, dispensing, or distributing any illegal drug or substance controlled under state or federal law will face serious disciplinary action that will likely result in suspension or dismissal from the university for a first offense