Andy Bitter reports Dadi Nicolas is, "suspended indefinitely following arrest last week," and, "will remain suspended until charges are dropped or resolved. AD Jim Weaver will make reinstatement decision."
According to the Montgomery County General District Court public records, Nicolas was charged with "PRINCIPLE 2ND DEGREE - GRND LARCENY: >=$200 NOT PERSN" under VA Code § 18.2-95.
§ 18.2-95. Grand larceny defined; how punished.
Any person who (i) commits larceny from the person of another of money or other thing of value of $5 or more, (ii) commits simple larceny not from the person of another of goods and chattels of the value of $200 or more, or (iii) commits simple larceny not from the person of another of any firearm, regardless of the firearm's value, shall be guilty of grand larceny, punishable by imprisonment in a state correctional facility for not less than one nor more than twenty years or, in the discretion of the jury or court trying the case without a jury, be confined in jail for a period not exceeding twelve months or fined not more than $2,500, either or both.
More specific details of the crime aren't known, but he wasn't charged with breaking and entering, and shoplifting is covered elsewhere in the Virginia code. Depending on what was stolen, the charges could be reduced to a misdemeanor.
Even though he's a redshirt freshman, played just one year of football in high school, and Tech is extremely deep at defensive end, he had a chance to push for playing time this fall. He received a lot of reps and praise during spring, and was among consideration for the "most improved player" award. Bud Foster always said good things about him.
We'll see what happens.
An update from Bitter:
Nicolas charged as a "principal in the second degree," meaning he is alleged to have been an accomplice. Still a felony charge.— Andy Bitter (@AndyBitterVT) June 28, 2012