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Adonis Alexander and Houshun Gaines Reinstated

Roanoke Times Beat Reporter Andy Bitter Confirms With Justin Fuente

Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Andy Bitter, of the Roanoke Times, has confirmed the reinstatement of two suspended Virginia Tech players.  Adonis Alexander and Houshun Gaines were arrested for marijuana possession, and subsequently suspended from the Hokies football team.  Coach Justin Fuente announced today that both players are back on the team.  The two athletes will miss the opener against Liberty, but could be available against Tennessee in the Battle At Bristol.

Both players sentenced to 24 hours of community service, and must serve 12 months of probation. If they can keep on the right track, there shouldn't be any issues with the two playing against Tennessee. Alexander is expected to be a starter in 2016, while Gaines is expected to see plenty of playing time as a reserve. This is great news for a Bud Foster led defense that needs all the pieces in place.