Two Penn State players cited for alcohol offenses

July, 30, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

Penn State's backup right tackle and a promising incoming recruit are in trouble for alcohol-related offenses.

Senior tackle Ako Poti faces misdemeanor DUI charges after police arrested him in the early morning hours of July 12 in State College. According to court documents filed July 17, Poti had a blood-alcohol level that measured between .10 and .16, which is over the state's legal limit of .08. Police said Poti disregarded marked traffic lanes and made a turn without his signal. Poti, who redshirted last year, faces a preliminary hearing Sept. 2. 

According to The Daily Collegian, linebacker recruit Glenn Carson faces charges of public drunkenness and underage drinking stemming from a July 25 incident in State College. Carson was ranked as the nation's 14th best inside linebacker by ESPN's Scouts Inc. in the 2009 recruiting class.  

Penn State isn't commenting on the two players at this time, and it will be interesting to see how each man will be disciplined when training camp begins Aug. 10. Reserve wide receiver James McDonald recently was dismissed following a DUI. 

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