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Virginia Tech’s Norell Pollard popped for pot possession

One of these days this won’t even be a story but, alas, we’re not there as a country quite yet so here we are.

According to the Roanoke Times, Virginia Tech’s Norell Pollard was issued a citation earlier this month for (gasp!) possession of marijuana. The incident that led to the true freshman defensive tackle being cited took place on campus the night of Oct. 24.

Details of what led to Pollard’s citation being issued near, appropriately enough, the university’s Food Science and Technology Building weren’t divulged.

The Times writes that, per Tech’s student-athlete code of conduct, "[t]he sanctions for a misdemeanor charge range from a warning to probation to a suspension.” At this point, it’s unclear what if any action head coach Justin Fuente will take against the lineman.

Coming out of high school in Florida, Pollard was a three-star member of the Hokies’ 2019 recruiting class. In seven games (two starts), Pollard has been credited 16 tackles and three sacks. The sacks are tied for second on the team.