From the Associated Press
Virginia 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.
Two Virginia Tech football players have been charged with setting off an explosive device near a Blacksburg apartment.
Police say Trimble and Rody set off an explosive device in the 1600 block of Patrick Henry Drive around 8:30 p.m. Sunday evening. They were arrested and given a $2,500 secured bond.
No one was hurt in the explosion.
On Virginia Tech's athletic website, Trimble is listed as a redshirt freshman linebacker from Ashburn. He played in 11 games this season.
Rody is listed as a redshirt freshman quarterback from Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn.
Virginia Tech (6-6, 4-4 ACC) was selected Sunday night to play Rutgers in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Dec. 28 in Orlando.