Virginia Tech running back Michael Holmes arrested on felony charge

Virginia Tech Hokies running back Michael Holmes has joined the list of young kids with promise that put a dent in their future. 

Michael Holmes

Holmes was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with one count of malicious wounding and two counts of simple assault.

The 19-year-old is being held without bond.

Per program rules, he is automatically suspended from the VT football team until the matter is resolved.

If that resolution results in a felony conviction he will be kicked off the team.

The malicious wounding is the charge that places the darkest cloud over his future.

According to the Roanoke Times, the definition of that charge is pretty ugly.

Malicious wounding is trying to  “maliciously shoot, stab, cut, or wound any person or by any means cause him bodily injury, with the intent to maim, disfigure, disable, or kill.”

The sophomore was allegedly involved in a fight a few hours after the VT spring game in which he rushed for 24 yards on seven carries.

The police received the call at 1:50 a.m.

The rest of the details are pretty murky outside of the fact that two victims were treated at the scene of the crime and another was transported to a local hospital.

The one fact that we know as it pertains to Holmes’ true guilt or innocence is that he put himself in that situation by being out a 1:50 in the morning.

Very little can happen for prominent student athlete within that hour.

Holmes was excited about his upcoming opportunity to take over the VT backfield as he stated after the spring game and before his arrest.

“The main thing I’ve gotten better at is being a leader,” Holmes said after the spring game. “I played last year, so I’ve been trying to get all the young bucks together, keep them working hard. The thing we’re going to work on the most is being consistent. Just grinding, putting in work, trying to get better.”

As they say don’t talk about it…be about it.

Holmes has some talent as witnessed by this recruiting tape from his high school career.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Wright/100000122870251 Scott Wright

    The story line should read,(Ex Virginia Tech player) There is no room on this team for thugs!I am currently between assignments and available at a reasonable rate for damage and image control!