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Hokies K Cody Journell suspended after arrest

Posted on: December 22, 2011 12:39 pm
 
Posted by Chip Patterson

Virginia Tech sophomore kicker Cody Journell's status for the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 2 against Michigan is now in jeopardy, after an alleged home invasion led to his indefinite suspension from the football team.

The sophomore kicker and two others were arrested and charged with breaking and entering by Blacksburg police late Wednesday night. Below is the report, via The Roanoke Times.

Just before 10 p.m. Wednesday, Blacksburg police responded to a residence on Lee Street, just outside of the downtown area in reference to a physical altercation, according to a morning news release.

An investigation into an alleged home invasion began shortly after and resulted in the arrests of Cody J. Journell, 20; Matthew D. Dunton, 23; and Matthew I. Brady, 21. Each were charged with breaking and entering, a class 2 felony due to the alleged use of a dangerous weapon, according to police.

University policy dictates that Journell be suspended indefinitely from the football team until further information is gathered. As off early Thursday afternoon, all three men are currently being held without bond at the Montgomery County Jail while the investigation continues.

Journell led the ACC field goal percentage, hitting 14 of his 17 attempts on the season. The redshirt sophomore earned All-ACC honorable mention and connected on 43 of 44 extra points on the season. Should he be ruled out for the Sugar Bowl, the place kicking duties would likely be assumed by Tyler Weiss or kickoff specialist Justin Myer.

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Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: December 23, 2011 7:07 pm
 

Hokies K Cody Journell suspended after arrest

I can tell all you people who are interested in doing what is right when college guys like this make stupid decisions, Frank Beamer will not put up with it and he will dish out some tough disicipline.  Last year, 6 Hokie players missed curfew by 10 minutes at the Orange Bowl one night before the BCS game. The next morning those 6 players were put on a Greyhound Bus in Miami and headed to Blacksburg, VA.  When they reached Blacksburg 2 days later they were required to immediately check in with a VT athletic official in person. I doubt that all coaches would have been that tough in that situation.  If an athlete makes a decision to break the rules, he will be disiplined at VT regardless of who he is or what position he plays.



Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: December 23, 2011 6:27 pm
 

Hokies K Cody Journell suspended after arrest

No worries Journell, you can still play for LSU or Auburn. 



Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: December 23, 2011 4:13 pm
 

Hokies K Cody Journell suspended after arrest

What's this? Guns at Virginia Tech? Drugs at Virginia Tech? Shocked!! Just shocked!!! Considering the fine class of sterling citizens Beamer imports to Blacksburg, who could have seen this coming?



Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: December 23, 2011 1:56 pm
 

Hokies K Cody Journell suspended after arrest

Come on! Let the poor guy play in the bowl game. He can sit out the 1st 5 games next season.Coach Beamer, if you need any references on the effectiveness of this action, just call 1-800-Go Bucks and ask for a Gene Smith. He can help you solve your problem.



Since: Nov 23, 2011
Posted on: December 23, 2011 12:39 pm
 

Hokies K Cody Journell suspended after arrest

I would never expect this from a university that produced such upstanding men as the Vick brothers.



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: December 23, 2011 12:11 pm
 

Hokies K Cody Journell suspended after arrest

It's the Sugar Bowl, they should have left him play and then brought charges after the game was over. Oh thats right he is just one player and only a kicker so it will probably not effect the TV ratings. Go ahead and string him up. Better yet they can start a new trend and have his trial at halftime this would probably increase ratings and revenue. I am suprised the BCS hasn't thought of this before. They may have kicked the idea around behind closed doors though, anything for the almighty buck.



Since: Nov 27, 2011
Posted on: December 23, 2011 8:43 am
 

Hokies K Cody Journell suspended after arrest

Where there's smoke, there's fire.  Unless Journell and friends accidently went to the wrong house, Hudson and his friend will have some explaining to do.




Since: Aug 14, 2008
Posted on: December 22, 2011 9:27 pm
 

Hokies K Cody Journell suspended after arrest

sorry about the double



Since: Aug 14, 2008
Posted on: December 22, 2011 9:27 pm
 

Hokies K Cody Journell suspended after arrest

sorry about the double



Since: Aug 14, 2008
Posted on: December 22, 2011 9:26 pm
 

Hokies K Cody Journell suspended after arrest

I live in the area and use to play soccer with the guy, never really liked him. Heres a to one of our local news cites. It says that it was a bad drug deal, that they thought they had gotten cheated and went back with airsoft guns. Which still count as deadly weapons apparently because the victims believed them to be real.


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