Update: Per a Virginia Tech release, he's been dismissed from the team.
Virginia Tech head football coach Frank Beamer announced Tuesday that linebacker Telvion Clark (r-Jr., Norfolk, Va.) has been dismissed from the team for violations of team policies. In making this announcement, Beamer said there will be no further comment on the situation.
So with Edwards out because of injury, it looks like it's Chase Williams' time to shine at backer during spring.
The original post follows below.
Over the weekend I was tipped that linebacker Telvion Clark had been arrested outside of TOTS late Saturday night.
Today I found confirmation of the charge, Public Swearing/Intoxication, which is a class 4 misdemeanor in Virginia. His hearing is scheduled for 5/3/12.
Clark has gotten most of his significant playing time on special teams, while working in as a backup at Mike and most recently backer. If you remember, he practiced very well last August at backer while Tariq Edwards was injured. He even earned temporary possession of the Lunch Pail. With Edwards out for spring, he would have an opportunity to shine again.
Clark was one of the six players sent home a couple of days prior to the 2011 Orange Bowl for violating the team's New Year's Eve curfew.
If the charge sticks as a misdemeanor, and Clark is convicted, then I believe Jim Weaver would then review the case and hand out whatever punishment he sees fit. As with all student arrests occurring in the area, Clark's arrest will be reported to VT's Office of Student Conduct who may also take disciplinary action.
I emailed SID Dave Smith for a comment, but as of this time haven't heard back. I will update this post if I do.