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VT kicker one of three hit with breaking and entering charge

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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.

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6 Responses to “VT kicker one of three hit with breaking and entering charge”
  1. woebegong says: Dec 22, 2011 1:30 PM

    Hell of a way to get Christmas money for sure. I wonder some times what goes through these kids minds.

  2. deadeye says: Dec 22, 2011 1:46 PM

    Cody Journell is trying his hardest to change the reputation of kickers from that of “soft weaklings” to one of “hardened criminals”. While I certainly disagree with his methods, I can also understand his desire to undo that insulting stereotype. Hopefully the courts will take that into account before determining his final punsihment.

  3. 305fan says: Dec 22, 2011 3:19 PM

    Maybe the VT boosters should pay the kickers too. They never get any respect.

  4. blueinok says: Dec 22, 2011 4:03 PM

    Stupid is as stupid does.

  5. bayoubauer says: Dec 22, 2011 5:30 PM

    I heard he was just there to kick the homeowner in the sweets in case they came home early.

  6. dmcgrann says: Dec 22, 2011 7:48 PM

    They’ll enjoy Christmas in jail. All three have been denied bond. Apparently, the instigator was a fellow named Matthew Dunton, who thought that the victim’s roommate stole marijuana from him.

    Matthew Dunton is the son of Randy Dunton, the former men’s head basketball coach at Liberty University.

    The victim is Dorenzo Hudson, a starter on the VT men’s basketball team.

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