After spending almost a week in jail, Virginia Tech place kicker Cody Journell was released Wednesday morning on a $100,000 secured bond, the Montgomery County (Va.) circuit court clerk’s office confirmed. Journell had been denied bond last Thursday when he was arraigned on felony breaking-and-entering charges.
The charges are the result of an alleged home invasion involving Journell, Virginia Tech student Matthew Brady and Matthew Dunton. In court testimony last week, a prosecutor said the three men allegedly broke into the home shared by Virginia Tech basketball player Dorenzo Hudson and Sean Allen because Dunton thought Allen had stolen a large amount of marijuana from him.
Journell has been suspended indefinitely from the football team until the charges are resolved and did not travel with the team to New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl on Wednesday morning. If he’s found guilty of a felony, athletic department policy states he would be dismissed from the team.
Journell is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on Feb. 23.