Virginia Tech tailback Michael Holmes charges reduced to misdemeanor
Holmes could be reinstated to the football team at the discretion of athletic director Jim Weaver.
Virginia Tech tailback Michael Holmes had his day in court Thursday following his April arrest on a malicious wounding charge following a fight near campus.
That charge is a felony, but Thursday it was reduced to misdemeanor assault and battery. Holmes was sentenced to a 12 month suspended jail sentence and placed on one year of probation. He was also ordered to pay $13,403 in restitution.
Holmes could be reinstated to the football team at the discretion of athletic director Jim Weaver. One of the victims in the case, Kierra Barnes has filed a $25,000 civil suit against Holmes for surgery on her nose as a result of the incident.
Holmes started five games last season, scoring four touchdowns.
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