Hokies Football: Adonis Alexander, Houshun Gaines Charged and Suspended Indefinitely

By: Tim Thomas | @TimThomas1996 | Apr 28, 2016
Spring football just wrapped up this Saturday for the Virginia Tech Hokies with sophomore cornerback Adonis Alexander and redshirt freshman defensive end Houshun Gaines both having strong springs. However, they have failed to stay out of trouble off the field. https://twitter.com/VT_Football/status/724986381496360960 https://twitter.com/AndyBitterVT/status/724992486171627521 https://twitter.com/AndyBitterVT/status/724993786871484416 Adonis Alexander and Houshun Gaines have both been suspended indefinitely and have both been charged with possession of marijuana with Gaines also being charged with underage possession of alcohol. Both players have been removed from Virginia Tech's football roster on hokiesports.com. https://twitter.com/ChrisColemanTSL/status/725001449822949376 At this point, it is unknown how this situation will develop as both Alexander and Gaines will likely be in court in the next couple of months. With this being the first major incident since Justin Fuente has taken over, it will be interesting to see what the long term penalty will end up being for Alexander and Gaines. At this point, this is all the information that has been released though a tweet from Adonis Alexander yesterday evening has raised suspicions about his future in Blacksburg now. https://twitter.com/Adoniskaaaaa/status/724757359319470080 For those who don't know, this is a gesture that is used by many when they are casually leaving somewhere. This tweet could be absolutely meaningless, but it still is notable at this point in the process. Update 4/28: Adonis Alexander and Houshun Gaines both issued apologies for their actions today via Twitter. https://twitter.com/Adoniskaaaaa/status/725719142729437185 https://twitter.com/HZGfrom252/status/725718636166549505 Decisions on the future of Alexander and Gaines will likely depend on how the legal process plays out with both players likely to stay suspended indefinitely until all legal matters are completed. As more information becomes available, we will update you on the situation.