Thursday, December 22, 2011
Police won't pursue charges in PSU fight
By Adam Rittenberg
Apologies for posting this a bit late, but Penn State police say they won't pursue charges in the locker-room scuffle between Nittany Lions quarterback Matthew McGloin and wide receiver Curtis Drake last Saturday.
The fight took place following practice, and McGloin had to be taken to the hospital after his head hit the locker room floor. McGloin briefly lost consciousness and suffered a seizure and a concussion.
Penn State university police chief Tyrone Parham told The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News that police "identified both people [in the incident] and neither one of them want to bring charges." The case has been closed.
McGloin, who was examined at the hospital and released, on Monday accepted full responsibility for the scuffle with Drake, so it would have been somewhat surprising if he had pressed charges. Penn State interim coach Tom Bradley said both players will face internal discipline.
McGloin's status for the Jan. 2 TicketCity Bowl against Houston is not yet known.