Virginia Tech safety Devon Hunter suspended indefinitely

In Virginia, a Class 6 felony is punishable by a maximum of five years in prison. A misdemeanor assault conviction carries a maximum of one year in jail and a $2,500 fine.

Hokies Coach Justin Fuente announced Monday morning that Hunter, a projected starter, had been suspended indefinitely for violating team rules. He declined to be more specific about the infraction during a Zoom call with local reporters, other than to say the suspension was a stunning development.

“I understand your reasons for asking,” Fuente said roughly an hour after the athletic department released a statement regarding Hunter’s suspension. “I hope you understand the reasons why I can’t reply, so we’ll have no further comment on that situation.”

Hunter had been tabbed to replace graduated Reggie Floyd at rover in a secondary that already was without former starting cornerback Caleb Farley, who opted out this season, citing concerns regarding Virginia

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