After a couple of weeks of speculation, the Patriot-News is reporting what we were all thinking here. While the impact to the team’s on-field performance might not be significant, the impact to the program and its head coach sure as hell is. Scott and his attorney intend to prove that Scott and his alleged victim had consensual sex. He also faces misdemeanor charges of simple assault and indecent assault. Scott is still listed as #3 running back for Saturday’s Wisconsin game.
Most of the details available now come from an AP report, but here are some other places to look:
- Centre Daily Times report is here.
- ESPN.com report is here.
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette report is here.
- Pittsburgh Tribune-Review here.
The Saturday morning newspapers should have more details.
I don’t want to get carried away rushing to judgment. ????? ??? ???? In my mind, whether or not the rape charge sticks is immaterial—Scott has already lost his job and if he even had a glimmer of hope about playing in the NFL, he can now forget it. Being out drinking and screwing around at 4 AM during football season as a starter and a senior “leader” when his team had just lost two crucial conference games is enough to get him kicked off the team. 1xbet casino And for those of you who would blame Scott’s transgressions on the coaches: ? — get a life! ??? ???? ?? ??????
Wow, talk about having words put in your mouth. I don’t think it’s a leap to blame the coaching staff for a quarterback who is as inept as ours after four years of their coaching……however Austin is on his own on this one…. what he is accused of isn’t football.
The Nittany Turkey says
My closing admonition was not directed at you, Jed. In my mind when I wrote it was the growing legion of chronic malcontents who advance their “Joe must go” agenda by blaming anything negative about team members, both on and off the field, on coaching. I’ve seen too much of that shit on the message boards and in some other blogs. I don’t think any amount of coaching would convince a 22 year-old to keep his dick in his pants, unless the player were under the direct supervision of the coach. So, unless Joe or Galen were with Scott at 4 AM that Friday morning, I ain’t going to blame the coaches!