Thursday, March 31, 2011
Penn State's Drake, Thomas cited in fight
By ESPN.com staff
Penn State football players Curtis Drake and Derrick Thomas are among four Nittany Lions athletes charged with disorderly conduct in a Feb. 28 fight in State College.
Basketball players Taran Buie and Tre Bowman also have been charged along with three others, including another Penn State student. State College police say the fight left one person with minor injuries. The incident took place on State Patty's day, a campus-wide celebration where drinking is often involved. The Centre Daily Times reports there were 234 arrests that day.
Both Thomas and Drake opened spring practice with the team earlier this month. Drake, a wide receiver, suffered a broken leg last week and will miss the rest of spring ball. Thomas, a cornerback, was suspended for the final nine games of last season for undisclosed reasons. We'll see if he faces discipline from the team.