Well, it certainly appears that Virginia Tech will be without their kicker for the Sugar Bowl against Michigan.
The Roanoke Times reports this morning that sophomore Cody Journell is one of three individuals who were arrested in connection to an alleged home invasion in Blacksburg last night at around 10 p.m.
According to a police report, officers reported to a house just outside of the downtown Blacksburg area in reference to a physical altercation that led to an investigation of the home invasion. Journell, along with the two other individuals who are not on the VT football team, was charged with breaking an entering, a class 2 felony due to the alleged use of a dangerous weapon. They are all being held in a local jail without bond.
“There is genuinely an ongoing investigation. There are people out right now working on it,” said Lt. Steve Taylor of the Blacksburg Police Department. “We have not ruled out additional charges on additional individuals.”
Per Virginia Tech, any player hit with a felony is suspended from the team until all the charges are either dropped or resolved. The Washington Post reports that Journell, indeed, has been suspended indefinitely.
Journell was an All-ACC 2011 honorable mention winner.