You know what goes hand-in-hand with bowl season? College football players getting arrested. It’s nearly impossible to keep up with the flood of college arrests and suspensions in December, but anytime a kicker is involved in B & E, you know it’s going to garner some headlines:
Three Blacksburg men, including Virginia Tech kicker Cody Journell, have been arrested and charged with breaking and entering after an alleged home invasion late Wednesday night.
Just before 10 p.m. Wednesday, Blacksburg police responded to a residence on Lee Street, just outside of the downtown area, in reference to a physical altercation, according to a morning news release.
An investigation into an alleged home invasion began shortly after and resulted in the arrests of Cody J. Journell, 20; Matthew D. Dunton, 23; and Matthew I. Brady, 21.
Each were charged with breaking and entering, a Class 2 felony due to the alleged use of a dangerous weapon, according to police.
Journell was an honorable mention All-ACC kicker in 2011, making 14 of 17 field goals, including his final 10. Scuttlebutt among VT fans is that a fight broke out downtown and Journell and his buddies followed some people home to resolve matters. I’m curious who was holding the deadly weapon, and what it was. Unless maybe the kicker’s feet have been declared deadly weapons?