Former ODU football player banned from campus

Norfolk Police cruiser
Norfolk Police cruiser

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY)– Former Old Dominion University linebacker, Larry D. Alston, is banned from campus after pleading guilty to a felony charge of unlawful wounding. This stems from an off-campus fight on W. 48th Street in Norfolk on November 2, 2013 in which two people were seriously hurt.

One day after Alston’s arrest, Coach Bobby Wilder announced Alston’s dismissal in a news release. “We are always working with our student-athletes on making the proper choices in their daily lives,” Wilder said in a statement issued by the school. “As representatives of Old Dominion we want them to be great people, great students and great football players.” Wilder added, “Unfortunately Larry made a poor decision that resulted in his dismissal from our team. 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.”

In a news release, Norfolk  Commonwealth’s Attorney spokesperson Amanda Howie said the 19-year-old Alston was also sentenced to five years in prison with all of the time suspended per the following conditions:  be of uniform good behavior for five years, banned from ODU’s campus, no contact with the victims, and pay court costs.

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