Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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December 3, 2012

2 Va. Tech players suspended after arrests

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Two Virginia Tech walk-on football players have been suspended from the team after being charged with manufacturing and detonating an explosive device.

Blacksburg Police Lt. Steven Taylor says 20-year-old Joshua Trimble and 19-year-old Brian Rody were arrested Sunday after a small explosion near an apartment. Nobody was injured.

Tech spokesman Bryan Johnston says that under university policy, players facing felony charges are suspended until charges are resolved. A preliminary hearing is set for Jan. 24. The Hokies play Rutgers in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Dec. 28.

James Turk, the players’ attorney, said they were playing a prank on a friend and meant no harm.

Rody is a scout team quarterback, while Trimble is a reserve linebacker and special teams player. Both are redshirt freshmen from Ashburn.

 

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