Earlier on Thursday, we reported that the Virginia Tech football team was considering fining their players of their cost-of-attendance stipends as a disciplinary measure. Those thoughts turned out to be true, but as of Wednesday evening, the policy had been stopped.
According to Bleacher Report, Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock claimed that the policy had been done away with. The announcement came after a photo of the team’s breakdown of fines floated around social media throughout the day.
#Hokies AD Whit Babcock in statement through school spokesman on player fines: "It will be discontinued immediately."
— Andy Bitter (@AndyBitterVT) August 27, 2015
“Have addressed and will further,” Babcock said. “It has been discontinued 100 percent…I don’t know of any past practice and I didn’t know about this today either. Again, has been addressed and will be further. All of it discontinued immediately.”
While the players will not be fined any longer, this could end badly for somebody on the coaching staff. It certainly looks like one of them will be getting fined in the very near future.
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