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Hokies' Tyler Weiss missed bed check

Updated: December 30, 2011, 1:10 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW ORLEANS -- Virginia Tech has sent kicker Tyler Weiss home because of a curfew violation in New Orleans, where the Hokies are preparing to meet Michigan in the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Tuesday.

Weiss was put on a bus to Roanoke, Va. -- an 833-mile trip, one way -- after he was not present for a 1 a.m. bed check early Thursday, Virginia Tech spokesman Bryan Johnston said.

Weiss, a fifth-year senior, was elevated from a backup role when kicker Cody Journell was suspended last ...

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