The bad news just keeps piling up for the Hokies, and more specifically for the defense. Andy Bitter first reported today that Virginia Tech defensive end Dadi Nicolas has been suspended indefinitely from the Virginia Tech football program after being arrested last week on charges of “Principle 2nd Degree Grand Larceny.”
Second Degree Grand Larceny is defined as followed:
"Any person who […] (ii) commits simple larceny not from the person of another of goods and chattels of the value of $200 or more–Virginia Code § 18.2-95"
Andy Bitter later went on to report that Nicolas was involved in the theft of a Silver Trek Bike.
Virginia Tech Athletic Director Jim Weaver will make the decision on whether or not Nicolas will be reinstated with the team down the line.
Nicolas was listed at third on the defensive end depth chart behind J.R. Collins and Tyrel Wilson, but as a redshirt freshman he was definitely in the position to vie for playing time this season.
The good news is that Virginia Tech is very deep at defensive end this season and already has a very solid two-deep rotation across the board. Nicolas was a player that had a lot of potential though, and you hate to see potential like his get wasted.