BLACKSBURG - Once suspended Virginia Tech kicker Cody Journell has been reinstated to the football team.
Virginia Tech Director of Athletics Jim Weaver announced Friday that Cody Journell has been reinstated to the Hokie football program, effective immediately.
"Cody has fulfilled all of the obligations in conjunction with his suspension and is back as an active member of the team," Weaver said.
The redshirt junior from Ripplemead, Va., made 14-of-17 field goals last year and 43-of-44 extra points in his first year as the starting placekicker.
He was arrested this past December after being involved in a home invasion. As a result he was suspended and did not make the trip to New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl against Michigan.
Journell was sentenced to a year's probation and 100 hours of community service after be accepted a plea agreement in May and was found guilty of a reduced charge of misdemeanor.