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