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Hokies say Outlaw to play vs. Duke after marijuana arrest

By The News · 31 of March 2019 08:29:51
AP Photo, Ty Outlaw, No available, Virginia Tech guard Ty Outlaw looks at the basket during an NCAA men's college basketball practice in Washington, Thursday, March 28, 2019. Virginia Tech plays Duke in an East Regional semifinal game on Friday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginia Tech says swingman Ty Outlaw is expected to play against top-seeded Duke in the NCAA Tournament on Friday after being charged with possession of marijuana.

Coach Buzz Williams says in a statement that Outlaw took a drug test from an outside agency and it came back negative. Outlaw practiced with his teammates on Thursday.

The sixth-year senior was charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession March 21. Montgomery County Commonwealth’s Attorney Mary Pettitt said she believed the warrant was obtained on March 25 and not served until March 26.

Outlaw started and had 10 points on March 24 when the fourth-seeded Hokies beat Liberty to reach the Sweet 16. He is among the top 3-point shooters in the nation at 45.6 percent.

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