Today’s preliminary hearing relating to the great Ruckus at the Meridian yielded a surprise result—all charges against starting cornerback Justin King were dropped.
What does this mean? Hell, I don’t know. You have to get into the mindset of a district attorney to understand the logic behind that. What it means to the team, of course, is that we can be pretty much assured of having King’s services at one corner.
So, could King, who tried to portray himself as the peacemaker in his depo, have been exonerated because of insufficient evidence against him? Or could he jave cut a deal involving turning state’s evidence against the other guys? (Yeah, I know. I watch too much Law & Order.)
A lot of testimony was given today. In another crucial moment, a so-called witness failed to identify Christopher Baker. (This witness was seen engaging in a heated discussion with a group of large men on East Beaver last night—yeah, yeah…just kidding.)
I still believe that everybody but King is in a heap o’ trouble.
No word yet from PSU Judicial Affairs or from Paterno.