UPDATE: Former ODU football player pleads guilty to unlawful wounding

Update: Larry Alston pleaded guilty in Norfolk Court on Monday to unlawful wounding. He was sentenced to five years in prison with all of the time suspended if he has good behavior for five years, stays away from ODU’s campus and the victims and pays court costs. 

A third player has been dismissed from the ODU football team. The redshirt freshman was dismissed from the team by head coach Bobby Wilder. Larry Alston is the third Monarch to be released from the Old Dominion football team this year. 

Alston, III was arrested earlier this week on aggravated assault charges.

It happened off campus.  According to a source close to the program Alston assaulted two students. Both ended up in the hospital.

In September, he was suspended for two weeks for violating team rules.  Alston appeared in 6 games and had 10 tackles.

“We are always working with our student-athletes on making the proper choices in their daily lives. As representatives of Old Dominion, we want them to be great people, great students, and great football players. Unfortunately Larry made a poor decision that resulted in his dismissal from our team,” Wilder said. “We will continue to support and educate him so that hopefully he can turn this setback into a comeback and become a productive member of our society.”

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