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College Note: Weiss skips curfew, out of Sugar Bowl
Courtland High School graduate Tyler Weiss was set to become Virginia Tech’s starting kicker in the Sugar Bowl when starter Cody Journell was suspended indefinitely after being arrested.
But Virginia Tech announced yesterday that Weiss, a redshirt senior, had been sent home from New Orleans after missing curfew last night.
Justin Myer will now kick for the Hokies in their bowl game against Michigan on Jan. 3.
Weiss was reportedly sent home via Greyhound Bus, a punishment often handed out by Hokies coach Frank Beamer.
Weiss had 37 extra points and six field goals for Courtland in 2006, with a long field goal of 42 yards.
This season, he played against Duke, converting two extra points but missing his lone field goal try.
Myer, who handled kickoffs for Virginia Tech this season, missed both of his field goal attempts this year.
Journell, the original starting kicker, was arrested for a home invasion last Friday. He was charged with a Class 2 felony due to the alleged use of a deadly weapon.handgun.
—Compiled from staff and wire reports