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Former Penn State Football Player Sentenced to Jail for Dealing Drugs

by on May 28, 2014 3:09 PM

A judge sentenced a former Penn State football player to jail Wednesday for dealing drugs.

Austin Scott, 29, of Allentown, will spend up to 23 months in prison for dealing marijuana.

Lehigh County Common Pleas Judge Robert L. Steinberg sentenced Scott Wednesday for four felony offenses related to drug dealing, the Lehigh County District Attorney office confirmed Wednesday.

The district attorney's office declined to comment further on the case as Scott could file an appeal.

Authorities say Scott sold marijuana to undercover police officers on four occasions between July and this past October. The purchases occurred in Whitehall, South Whitehall and Allentown, police say.

Police say they searched the former tailback's home and found marijuana, as well as glass pipe with residue.

In 2007, Scott was kicked off Penn State's football team when investigators filed rape charges against him. Authorities later dropped the charges due to a lack of evidence.

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Jennifer Miller is a reporter for She has worked in journalism since 2005. She's covered news at the local, state and national level with an emphasis on crime and local government.
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