Devon Hunter reinstated on Virginia Tech football team after plea deal

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia Tech safety Devon Hunter was reinstated on to the football team, ending a nine-month suspension after he was arrested on misdemeanor and felony charges related to a domestic incident in September 2020.

Head coach Justin Fuente released a statement on Tuesday, June 1 acknowledging his return to the program.

““In accordance with Virginia Tech student-conduct protocols and in conjunction with Virginia Tech Athletics administration, Devon Hunter has been cleared to return to the Virginia Tech football program effective immediately,” Fuente said. “Devon has demonstrated remorse for his actions and understands the expectations for him going forward. He recognizes and appreciates the opportunity to return to the program.”  

In May, Hunter issued an apology for his actions after agreeing to a plea deal on misdemeanor and felony strangulation to cause wound or injury charges in Montgomery County from 2020.

Hunter, a redshirt junior, has two more seasons of eligibility remaining.

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