ACC All Access: Virginia Tech DE Dadi Nicolas reinstated to football team by AD Jim Weaver

Virginia Tech backup defensive end Dadi Nicolas was reinstated to the football program Thursday after receiving a deferred disposition in Montgomery County General District Court for his not guilty plea to a charge that was reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor.

Nicolas, a 6-foot-2, 223-pound redshirt freshman, was already out running around in practice Thursday afternoon in a helmet, shirt and shorts. In court Thursday, Nicolas had a charge of felony grand larceny reduced to misdemeanor petit larceny and was ordered to perform 125 hours of community service, according to a source with knowledge of the case.

He'd been suspended from the team since June, when he was originally charged with the felony for stealing a bike on Tech's campus. The bike was valued at more than $200.

“I have reviewed the matter and reinstated Dadi Nicolas as an active member of the Virginia Tech football team,” Tech athletic director Jim Weaver said in a statement released by the athletic department.

Nicolas graduated from Atlantic High in Delray Beach, Fla. after finishing his senior season with 70 tackles, including 11 sacks, and four forced fumbles. The native of Port-au-Prince, Haiti registered a 40-yard dash time of 4.63 seconds in winter conditioning, and came out of spring practices third on the depth chart at defensive end.


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