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‘Felony’ bicycle larceny results in Hokie DE’s suspension

Frank Beamer AP

Have we ever mentioned that college football coaches really despise this time of the year, the three months or so between the end of spring practice and the start of summer camp?

Exhibit No. (insert absurdly figure here) of this phenomenon comes courtesy of Virginia Tech, which was forced to suspend a member of the Hokies due to an off-field “incident” earlier this year.  And by “incident” we mean “trumped-up, two-wheeled felony.”

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Thursday that redshirt freshman defensive end Dadi Nicolas was arrested Friday on a charge of felony grand larceny.  The arrest and charge stemmed from a situation that occurred back in May.

What led to the issue?  The Washington Post succinctly answers that question:

According to the arrest warrant filed by the Virginia Tech police department at the Montgomery County General District Court in Blacksburg, Nicolas was charged as a principal in the crime, which in Virginia means he was an accomplice who did not actually participate in the crime. It is still a second-degree felony charge, however.

The arrest warrant said the object in question was a bicycle, and that the incident happened at a campus dining hall.

As a result of the felony arrest, Nicolas has been suspended indefinitely from the football program.

“Virginia Tech redshirt freshman Dadi Nicolas was immediately suspended indefinitely from the football team  upon his arrest in conjunction with University Policy 1035,” a school spokesman told the Times-Dispatch in an e-mail. “Under university policy, a student-athlete arrested and charged with a felony is automatically suspended until charges are dropped.”

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11 Responses to “‘Felony’ bicycle larceny results in Hokie DE’s suspension”
  1. mountaineer50415 says: Jun 30, 2012 2:31 PM

    This week has been lousy if a person wishes to hear about football.
    First we hear that BSU is being punished because people were allowed to sleep on others floors and couches. Now a man is arrested because he was not involved yet was involved in the theft of a bike.
    In between, the football news tries to get the SEC and others fighting by stating stupid allegations that no one in their right mind would believe.
    One thing I have learned is that if you can not trust the football news to be accurate, then why believe anything the news reports. Especially if it is important to know the truth.
    The news about football is almost as inaccurate as the news about politcal situations.
    I sure hope that by Monday we will get some news that makes sense.

  2. seanb20124 says: Jun 30, 2012 4:17 PM

    How do you get charged for not participating in a crime?

    Misdemeanor plea deal is my guess??

  3. funktron2x says: Jun 30, 2012 4:33 PM

    Insert absurdly number here, eh? *rolls eyes* Come on, nbc! Get a fricking copy editor for these guys!!!!

  4. thegamecocker says: Jul 1, 2012 8:04 PM

    Oh well, another potential recruit for Auburn! A felony charge of any kind for a student/athlete is like an open invitation to gain a grant-in-aid from Auburn. They love athletes that steal or cheat from other students, particularly if they were successfully recruited by other SEC schools. While Va Tech doesn’t meet that criteria, Dadi “Daddy” Nichols is just the kind of person they relish. Let’s see what Coach Beamer does with Daddy. Auburn is holding its collective breath. That school is a renegade program, the poster-boy school for pushing the envelope of the NCAA regulations.

  5. nicksabansanahole says: Jul 2, 2012 10:50 AM


    Why do you hate Auburn so much? Is it because they ruined the best season in the history of SCAR football? Or is it something deeper. You really have issues man. I hope you get some help.

  6. thegamecocker says: Jul 2, 2012 10:56 AM


    But you have no issues with your screen name correct? Nick Saban is one of the greatest coaches ever in the college game right up there with your own Shug Jordan. Auburn didn’t ruin the greatest season in SC history. Auburn ruined and made mockery of college football in 2010 when they allowed Scam newton in as a scholar-ATHLETE. But I’m not going to repeat myself because you know my feelings. I just want everyone else in the college football world to remember about the faux NC of 2010. Gotta get back to work. No time for your nonsense.

  7. mountaineer50415 says: Jul 2, 2012 1:07 PM

    This is just a thought, but, do you not think that you are a bit wrapped up in Auburn? You seem to be the only one that cares. You also seem to care more about running Cam Newton down then you do uplifting S.C. By the way Cam Newton is not at Auburn anymore. He is alive and well in the NFL. Crying all the way to the bank that you do not like him.
    I do not care one way or the other. However, I do not believe you are doing South Carolina any good by everything being about Auburn.
    I went to High School with Tucker Frederickson.Not sure how he spelled his last name. He was a very good football player, who got a scholarship to Auburn. He got his degree and also went into the NFL for awhile. NO, I repeat NO school is all bad or all good. I understand that you dislike Auburn, but is that all you are capable of thinking about?

  8. nicksabansanahole says: Jul 2, 2012 1:26 PM


    That screen name has been around since he left the Dolphins for Alabama. It has to do with how he treats people that I know personally not because I hate Alabama. I hope every SEC team KEEPS on stomping SCAR into oblivion. So quit pretending you know what your talking about. I must have hit a nerve with you, as were my intentions. I know it gets busy down in five points at the full service pumps at lunch time. Make sure you drink plenty of water because its hot out there or maybe you and Garcia can sit on the curb and share a beer. By the way if you want to know who my team is, it’s THE Real University of South Carolina. The Clemson Tigers. Always has been and always will be. Good day, son.

  9. thegamecocker says: Jul 2, 2012 1:32 PM


    Two years ago I watched a football game with a husband and wife who graduated from Auburn. Before the game began, I wished them luck and shook hands. At that time, I didn’t from Newton, his Father, nor did I have any grudge against them at that moment. I was attending the wedding of my best friends daughter and this couple was a friend of his. As a matter of fact, the husband was at my home where we had a low-key batchlor party for the young man marrying my friends daughter. The guy swam in my pool; drank some of my libations; ate well and we had a nice time. Well, after the wedding when we were about to watch the game and after I shook hands and wished them well, they decided to go back to their hotel! They preferred to watch the game by themselves without someone who was a South Carolina fan! I took great offense to that and have told my best friend I never wanted to be in the company of either of those folks! Imagine leaving a wedding because a fan of the team they were playing was rooting for his team (that would be ME)! Ever since that night, I have had a MAJOR HARD ON for AUBURN! When the controversy with Newton arose, I never let it die! And now you know the REST OF THE STORY! Childish…perhaps. Will I let it go and move on…yes. Far too more important things to concern myself with. Hope the BBQ introducing the WV Mountaineers was well received on Sat.

  10. thegamecocker says: Jul 2, 2012 1:36 PM


    LOL! Honestly, imitation is the highest form of flattery and I see you are now using much of the language I use. Too busy but you did put a smile on my face. G-Cocker

  11. mountaineer50415 says: Jul 2, 2012 3:45 PM

    Truthfully I pray that thegamecocker can find peace. I always said I hated Pitt. But nothing compares to your hate of Auburn. In truth I am going to miss my team playing Pitt. However, I am really excited going to the Big 12.
    Thanks for hoping the BBQ went well. From some of the pictures I received through e-mails I assume it went very well.
    I am also praying for the many families that are suffering through this hot hot summer without electricity. I pray they get it back quickly.
    May God bless and keep you.

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