Tavante Beckett suspended

Former 3 Star, was playing well on Special Teams.

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And he is gone from the online roster already. So signs point to him being GONE.

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I've heard he's gone as well.

WTF happened?

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Yikes.

Uh, Dax Hollifield please?

I hope but.....

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Except the VT statement specifically says "suspended", not "dismissed"...

Sucks to hear, hoping the kid is ok and can get right...

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Sucks... hopefully he can come back. If he got arrested, I would have thought we would have heard about it by now? If not, typically these are marijuana or grades related - 95% of them are those two categories over the past 10 years or so.

Brutal stuff, hope no one got hurt. Only questions

It's time.

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

Man, that sucks. Does that mean Motu is guaranteed to get injured now?

Huelskamp and Ashby are the other MIKE LBs that are dressing.

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Hope he gets his shit together and returns. It does have that air of finality about it though.

Where is Lawson?!

I'm not big on hulsekamp.

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Thought he was doing ok last 2 years?

Where is Lawson?!

I mean Motu has been starting now for a few years. #inbudwetrust

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That's obvious, since you blew his last name to smithereens.

Leonard. Duh.

Bwahaha...that's funny right there. !!

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The Leo toast always gets an upvote. Because it's classy... and I'm a classy broad.

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Leg for use of the term

classy broad

I'm not big on "I see what you did there."

But... I do see what you did there.

Leonard. Duh.

He was ok against Purdue. We really don't have any other film because he has been hurt for spring games.

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If this suspension holds and he is in fact gone, do we see someone like Dylan Rivers move to Mike?

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I don't think so. He is being groomed to be the next backer.

Ashby is the next young guy in line. Very solid player. And of course, Dax would be one heck of a Mike. I like Beckett though. I hope this gets straightened out.

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The image isn't embedding correctly - basically, Bud thinks Beckett will be back (or is at least planning on it).

I saw a tweet saying Rivers may move to Mike, also.

Eh...

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If you're reading the above post and thinking, "is this guy serious?!?," you can safely assume I'm not.

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Hint: Don't be a dealer if you're on the football team.

Obviously a true statement but we should let him have his day in court as well. I don't know VA law or how charges are filed well enough to comment but have heard that the amount in possession can potentially qualify as intent to sell.

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In all likelihood he just decided buying in bulk was cheaper and didn't think through what happens when you get caught

From what I have heard/know from other people, I believe its anything more 1.5 oz in possession also counts as intent to distribute.

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Half ounce.

Maybe he thought he was in Colorado?

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I think you can tell a difference between Colorado and Virginia even if sarcastic

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Maybe he was REALLY high.

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Like, a mile high?

Sex on a plane or visiting Denver would have been a lot safer, career-wise.

Sex on a plane or while visiting Denver

Why not both?

If you're reading the above post and thinking, "is this guy serious?!?," you can safely assume I'm not.

The joke was that he may have been so high that he thought he was in Denver (mile high...) but I guess it fell flat...

Not even Tal Bachmann's girlfriend is that high.

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Whelp.

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See ya!

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Was the hearing held as scheduled? Any updates?

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WELL..............that will put a fork in it!

Next!

Where is Lawson?!

Better call Saul....

Yeah, he needs to lawyer up. Bigly.

Why is he just getting suspended now? First offense was on 8/23.

Umm he may have sold product and not been arrested until later, and when they arrested him they found more thus the possession charge.

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? Wanted to make sure we got by WVU first? Kidding.

We may have seen the last of him.

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Important context.

Doesn't the weed thing trigger an expulsion from school on the first offense or is that not a thing anymore?

Not automatically.

https://hokiehandbook.vt.edu/policies/code-of-conduct.html

Illegally possessing, using, manufacturing, possessing with intent to manufacture, selling, dispensing, or distributing any substance controlled under state or federal law is prohibited. Possession of used or unused drug paraphernalia is also prohibited (unless there is a documented medical need).
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Students can be suspended or dismissed from the university for a first offense.

(emphasis mine)

Damn, I have to assume though that a felony charge would make that a "will be" rather than a "can be."

Dude on my hall in Vawter was caught multiple times with weed. Never got suspended. If they do enforce it, I guess it's on a case by case basis.

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Oh, so that explains this video I got of practice this week

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I'm sorry, but this is just boneheaded level stupid. You're on scholarship to play football. No matter your attitude towards weed, the fact remains that it's illegal, and you know possessing with intent to distribute is seriously illegal and will get you thrown off the team and out of school and likely in jail. Incredibly disappointing and dumb for someone in his position.

http://www.roanoke.com/hokies/sports/football/suspended-virginia-tech-lb...

Here is the Bitter Article:

The Big issue is intent to distribute-

The conspiracy to distribute charge is a Class 5 felony, which triggers an automatic suspension until it is resolved, per Virginia Tech athletic department policy. The possession charge is a misdemeanor.

I'm wondering if the guy just was trying to share with his buddies or thinking that he got a lot just to keep it. I hope he can turn things around and come back to the team.

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I'll avoid the politics part of this, but I did find it interesting that Touchdown Tommy had doctors tell him marijuana may have saved his life, keeping his brain from swelling too much from the hits he took. With its legalization in several states, and medical legalization in others, maybe NCAA & schools need to rethink its rules on marijuana.

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What's there to rethink? As far as recreational usage goes, it's still illegal in 42 states - including Virginia. Distribution outside of a state-approved agency? Illegal in all 50.

Technically it is still illegal for all uses in all 50 states. It is against Federal law to use it.

Apparently several people thought there was plenty to rethink, otherwise the 42 number you reference would be 50.

Marijuana is the baby stuff anyway

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Not condoning, but without knowing the PC for the charges, the possession and separate conspiracy to distribute aren't the worst possible charges for him to receive (said with a shrug and grimace). He's not being charged with "intent" to distribute; he's only charged with the distribution. The PWID/Distribution code (18.2-248.1) covers "gifts" of marijuana as well so take it for what it's worth. Further, he's only being charged with conspiring to distribute, which could mean any number of possible scenarios (e.g. being in a vehicle with someone else that's distributing even though you didn't actually touch the stuff or give it to anyone is enough to charge you with the conspiracy). The charging level equates to the amount allegedly distributed (greater than 1/2 oz, but not greater than 5lbs).

Either way, it's a shit situation. I hope this is resolved positively in his favor, but without him returning to the team.

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but without him returning to the team

I'd prefer we support young entrepreneurs.

But in all seriousness, I have a hard time getting upset about anything marijuana related. As long as the coaches maintain a zero tolerance policy for violent crimes/sexual assault, and no players are repeat offenders for other non-violent crimes, I can still root for our team, coaches and players.

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ironic that this thread was started by HammerTime, which is what'll happen to his football career at VT in all likelihood. pity.

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If you're reading the above post and thinking, "is this guy serious?!?," you can safely assume I'm not.

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I guess BUD isn't to HIGH on this kid...

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to put it bluntly

It can be a chronic issue.

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He's prob asking himself how he can get back on the right track....

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One of the best SNL skits of all time

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My favorite part about that skit is how David Spade basically spends the entire time trying not to lose it

That team sure did suck last night. They just plain sucked! I've seen teams suck before, but they were the suckiest bunch of sucks that ever sucked.

Is he the only player implicated? Just curious if any other players at risk of disciplinary action. I'll be honest, I didn't read the entire thread so maybe it's up there.

Oh god.... I'm hearing there is more bad news. F*&% SH*%

You cant just make this comment and give us no direction in what you mean exactly by more bad news !!!!

I don't want to be the first to make this public. But it's a defensive back. 2 games.

As in this weekend and ODU?

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I heard this too.

No idea who, but one already has a strike against him.

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Yeah...

We could just use the court online records to look them up.

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I've tried every DB's last name in Montgomery county and can't find anyone yet.

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May have been in-house...

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Did you try Christiansburg and Blacksburg?

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Aren't they both in Montgomery county?

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Yes. You can find Beckett's info by searching Christiansburg but not Blacksburg. Jurisdictionally they're different for charging town ordinances and such. Obviously he's charged with state violations but you get the idea.

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There was no charges or arrest in this particular instance

Well?

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Heard similar, but if that's the extent of the punishment then it doesn't sound like a very big deal

Is his full name Reginald?

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No.

Doesn't Adonis have one strike already?

#26 hasn't dressed in a couple games. fwiw.

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Yes, yes he does.

Yes, Adonnis has an infraction and suspension for weed..........I believe he and Gaines both got popped. I get that these guys are young but getting involved with drugs when the world is their oyster is just dumb. Hope they learn from this and the rest of the team fully understands the implications. Go Hokies, Beat the AssPirates!

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Didn't Adonis and Houshon get busted for Marijuana possesion around this time last year?

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They did. I believe they were just in possession though. Beckett has a intent to distribute charge. Which is a big "F". I too had the same charge when in college playing ball.
Eventually I got kicked off the team, was still admitted in school though I was on probation with the state and the school I attended.

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So if someone else was getting axed for a couple of games; wouldn't there have been an announcement by now?

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Because it wasn't the result of a criminal charge. That's why I was hesitant to say too much as the first one to post anything, and before the "reasoning" was given by the coaches.

I think the announcement would've been on game day had it been a home game this week. But since the team had to travel, it was announced when the buses were being loaded up. At that point, they had to release an official statement.

I'm sure he knows he didn't make a good decision. Let's not rag him for it guys. He is still a hokie. As a nation we must stand by him and leave encouragement here on the board so he can build off that. It's very hard for young men to bounce back after something like this. The negativity will make most run away from it.

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I'll put a slightly different spin on this.

Few of us can say that we made it through college (or heck our mid 20's whether we made it through college or not), without making some decisions that would have landed us in a similar position, but we were lucky and didn't get caught. I'm not looking for people to "confess their sins", just acknowledge that you weren't an angel between the ages of 18 and 25. Only diff is that this kid got caught.

Note that I don't mean behaviors like sexual assault, rape, armed robbery or other forms of violence.

Indeed, he is a good kid like the rest of them so I hope he can recover and get back to school and football. We all make mistakes!

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agree with the above. not the smartest move. but its his first offense. lets hope he learned is lesson and it gets his head on straight. people that make mistakes know they made them lets help him not make them again. we got ya fam get it right and lets roll!

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This vid!

Where is Lawson?!