Tech kicker, two others arrested for allegedly breaking and entering residence of Dorenzo Hudson

UPDATED 7:16 p.m. 12/22/2011

According to articles on, Virginia Tech place kicker Cody Journell and two other Blacksburg men were arrested and charged with breaking and entering a residence Wednesday night.

The Roanoke Times reports that the three men entered the residence of Virginia Tech basketball player Dorenzo Hudson and his roommate, Sean Allen. The three men arrested were apparently looking for Allen, but when they didn’t find him, they left.

Police say that Zo and Allen then went after the three and an altercation ensued. The weapon turned out to be an Airsoft gun, not a real handgun.

Athletics director Jim Weaver issued a statement saying that Journell had been suspended from the football team immediately and indefinitely per the Athletics Department’s policy.

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4 Responses to “Tech kicker, two others arrested for allegedly breaking and entering residence of Dorenzo Hudson”

  1. Niemo says:

    I’m hearing Zo did nothing wrong and was simply a victim. And at least 1 other person does live in the residence. Like Cope said, don’t jump to conclusions here.

  2. LuvzAznChix says:

    So what? Weaver has the balls to punish and suspend players but doesn’t have the common sense to force Beamer to can Stinespring & Newsome? Yeah, that shows REALLY GREAT sense of administrative and leadership skills.

  3. chuck says:

    My question is: why tell the cops at the altercation what the “real” reason is that you are after those guys? Why make things worse? Why not just say, the dude looked at me wrong…now both programs have a black eye, even if Zo is innocent.

    • Niemo says:

      Chuck – I thought that was interesting, too. Maybe a little too forthcoming, though they also were likely so scared, etc, it just blurted out (and when you have 3 people involved, all it takes is 1 to break). Paper today is implying it was the roommate they were after, not Zo, and Zo just happened to be home because (shocker) he was home getting ready to get his rest the night before a basketball game like he should be. What happened after the guys left, I’m not 100% sure about but am not forming judgments and feel that Zo did not do anything, even afterwards, inapproriate or illegal (like beating someone up).


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