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Penn State Football: McGloin Injured in Fight; Campus Police Report Filed

by on December 17, 2011 5:37 PM

A fight between Penn State starting quarterback Matt McGloin and teammate Curtis Drake in the team locker room on Saturday resulted in McGloin seeking additional treatment and the involvement of the campus police.

The incident occurred in the Lasch Building, the squad’s training facility, following the Nittany Lions’ practice for their Jan. 2 TicketCity Bowl.

As a result of the altercation, McGloin suffered a seizure and most likely a concussion, McGloin's father, Paul, told The Harrisburg Patriot-News.

McGloin, a redshirt junior, was treated at the Mount Nittany Medical Center and released. When asked if McGloin was OK, Nittany Lion linebacker Michael Mauti said, “Yeah, he’ll be fine.”

"Campus police and Penn State's Office of Judicial Affairs will investigate the incident and report results as they would for any other student involved in an incident on campus," university spokeswoman Annemarie Mountz wrote in an email.

A police spokesperson declined to comment on the report, and said that any further comment would need to come from the university’s Public Information Office.

Jeff Nelson, Penn State's sports information director for football, was at Lasch Building late Saturday afternoon. He declined to comment but later released the same university statement issued by Mountz confirming police were called to investigate a report of a fight between McGloin and Drake. It's not immediately clear who filed the report.

The Penn State players, most of whom had left the facility for the day, returned to Lasch Building for a 10-minute team meeting late Saturday afternoon. Drake, a third-year sophomore, was seen entering and leaving the building, but McGloin was not spotted.

This isn't the first time Drake has had a run-in with the law at Penn State. Last February during State Patties' Day weekend, Drake and teammate Derrick Thomas were charged with disorderly conduct in connection with a scuffle at an off-campus apartment. Drake also was cited for disorderly conduct in the summer of 2010 after an altercation with former basketball player Taran Buie.

Earlier Saturday, Nelson sent an email to media covering Penn State that a TicketCity Bowl media session was scheduled for Monday. It is to include interviews with interim head coach Tom Bradley and players, as well as an open practice.

Monday’s scheduled sessions are to be the first Bradley or the players have officially met with the media since Penn State accepted the invitation on Dec. 4 to play Houston in the TicketCity Bowl.



Nate Mink covers Penn State football and news for StateCollege.com. He's on Twitter as @MinkNate.
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