Hokie kicker arrested, suspended

BLACKSBURG, VA (WWBT) - Virginia Tech kicker Cody Journell has been suspended indefinitely after being charged with breaking and entering the home of Hokie basketball player Dorenzo Hudson.

Blacksburg Police say the 20-year-old Journell was one of three men charged Wednesday night after an alleged home invasion. Police said the men were arrested after officers responded to a report of a "physical altercation" at a house near downtown.

The Roanoke Times is reporting that the incident revolved around some sort of drug transaction, and a gun was involved.  In addition, warrants say the three men entered the house with the intent to commit larceny, assault and battery, or another felony.

Athletic director Jim Weaver said Journell has been suspended. The 17th-ranked Hokies play Michigan in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 3.

Also charged were 23-year-old Matthew D. Dunton and 21-year-old Matthew I. Brady. The three were being held without bond at the Montgomery County jail.

Journell, a redshirt sophomore from Ripplemead, VA., was 14 of 17 on field goal attempts this season.  When Journell missed the Duke game with an injured quad, the Hokies used seniors Tyler Weiss and Justin Myer to replace him.  They combined to go 0-3 on field goals in that game.

Hudson is a starter for the Hokies basketball team, and played in Tech's 71-58 victory over Eastern Michigan on Thursday night.  He scored eight points in the win.
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