Virginia Tech football coach Justin Fuente announced Friday that starting cornerback Adonis Alexander did not travel with the team for the Hokies’ game on Saturday at East Carolina.
“We will continue to uphold the exemplary standards of Virginia Tech football,” Fuente said in a statement. “Integrity, trust and teamwork will remain the foundation of this program and that will not change. Adonis has not lived up to our expectations at Virginia Tech. He will continue practicing and participating in team activities. Our staff will continue to monitor his progress and evaluate his status going forward.”
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Alexander, a 6-foot-3, 197-pounder from Charlotte, started the Hokies first two games after starting a combined 13 games the previous two seasons. He tied his career high with nine tackles in the season opener against West Virginia and had five tackles last week against Delaware.
In 27 games at Virginia Tech, including 14 starts, Alexander has 113 tackles, including 3.5 for losses, 6 interceptions and 22 passes defensed.