Two Virginia Tech walk-ons charged with detonating explosive device

Tuesday December 4th, 2012

Two Virginia Tech walk-on football players were arrested Sunday night after police say a small explosive device was detonated in an apartment, reports the Roanoke Times.

Walk-ons Josh Trimble, 20, and Brian Rody, 19, were charged with manufacturing and detonating an explosive device, a Class 5 felony under Virginia law.

Police responded to the 1600 block of Patrick Henry Drive at 8:30 p.m. Sunday in reference to a report of an explosion near an occupied apartment, Blacksburg Lt. Steve Taylor said.

Police say no one was injured in the incident. Trimble, a redshirt freshman linebacker, ha played in 11 games this year and Rody worked on the scout team this year.

 "It’s just a little soda bottle, and you put aluminum foil in it along with a little toilet bowl cleaner,” the players' attorney Jimmy Turk said. “It makes a boom and blows up. They both admitted to it and were very cooperative with the police. They certainly did not understand the seriousness of what they could be charged with.”
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