Thursday, December 22, 2011
No charges in Penn State scuffle
ESPN.com news services
Penn State University police will not pursue criminal charges in connection with a locker room fight involving quarterback Matt McGloin and wide receiver Curtis Drake, The Patriot-News of Harrisburg reported Thursday.
"We've identified both people (in the incident) and neither one of them want to bring charges,'' university police chief Tyrone Parham said, the newspaper reported.
McGloin, who did not practice Monday, is being evaluated by team doctors to determine when he can return to practice, The Patriot-News reported. The Nittany Lions play Houston in the TicketCity Bowl on Jan. 2 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.
McGloin suffered a concussion and a seizure while fighting with Drake on Saturday. He told reporters Monday he was knocked unconscious when he hit his head on the concrete floor of the team's locker room during the fight, which he said included several punches and lasted about 10 seconds.
"I started it, but as a quarterback for this university, I should be held to a higher standard," McGloin said Monday. "It should not have happened. I should've walked away from it."
Information from ESPN.com Big Ten writer Adam Rittenberg was used in this report.