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Posted on Thu, Dec 22, 2011 : 10:55 a.m.

Virginia Tech kicker Cody Journell is in jail, and he's suspended from the team

By Staff

Virginia Tech sophomore place-kicker Cody Journell and two other men were arrested Wednesday in Blacksburg, Va., and charged with breaking and entering, The Roanoke Times reported.

Journell was suspended indefinitely today, according to a statement from Virginia Tech athletic director Jim Weaver. Journell and the others are being held without bond in the Montgomery County Jail, according to The Roanoke Times.

Journell, an honorable mention All-ACC selection this season, was 14-of-17 on field goals and 43-of-44 on extra points as Virginia Tech went 11-2 and will face Michigan (10-2) on Jan. 3 in the Sugar Bowl (8:30 p.m., ESPN). He had a season-long field goal of 42 yards against Clemson in the ACC Championship Game.

Justin Myer and Tyler Weiss, both seniors, are the only other place-kickers listed on the Virginia Tech roster. Weiss filled in for Journell in a game against Duke earlier this season, kicking two extra points and missing a 29-yard field goal. Myer is a kickoff specialist who twice this season was called on to attempt field goals of 50-plus yards. He missed both.


Ann English

Sat, Dec 24, 2011 : 1:34 a.m.

You didn't say that Myer or Weiss have been suspended from the Hokies. If you had, I would have wondered what that would mean for the Sugar Bowl: would the Hokies train someone else to be a kicker in a hurry? Would the Sugar Bowl itself be suspended? Breaking and entering should never be suggested as a way to relieve tension regarding something that will take place in 11 days.


Fri, Dec 23, 2011 : 5:42 p.m.

Am getting a sense of distraction in Hokie-Nation as well as maybe the locker room?


Thu, Dec 22, 2011 : 8:59 p.m.

Amazing what make headlines..

Ron Granger

Fri, Dec 23, 2011 : 2:11 p.m.

Amazing the comments people make.


Thu, Dec 22, 2011 : 5:53 p.m.

Hmm, maybe MSU v VA Tech was a better match up after all.

Ron Granger

Thu, Dec 22, 2011 : 5:32 p.m.

Wow. At least the program suspended them. Anyone remember how Dantonio reinstated Winston after he was convicted of a violent assault? <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a>

Huron 74

Thu, Dec 22, 2011 : 9:47 p.m.

That's just another reason I'm glad we've got Hoke. He sets a good example for his team. Too many coaches are &quot;win no matter what&quot;, like Dantonio. Some of them get their tails slammed in the door.


Thu, Dec 22, 2011 : 4:52 p.m.

Brady Hoke's magic continues unabated!


Sat, Dec 24, 2011 : 1:47 p.m.

The dude abides.