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Charges dropped against former Penn State football player

Updated: April 18, 2008, 11:05 PM ET
Associated Press

BELLEFONTE, Pa. -- All criminal charges against former Penn State running back Austin Scott have been dropped.

The decision comes after the state Superior Court ruled earlier in the day that jurors could hear testimony about the alleged victim's involvement in a separate sexual assault case in 2003. The defendant in that case was acquitted.

The Centre County district attorney's office said it withdrew the charges because there was "no reasonable likelihood" it could meet the burden ...

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