Spring practice drills started today at 4 PM and the Turkey is here with some news reported by Scout.com about the morning meeting, in which head coach Joe Paterno kicked off the session by addressing the team with particular attention to the suspended players involved in various off-field incidents. It should be noted that the meeting started at 6:30 AM, which is pretty damn early, and it seemed that Joe was particularly irascible toward the troublemakers: Baker, Bell, Bowman, Quarless, Taylor, and Timmons. According to Scout.com:
Multiple sources said Paterno reviewed the list of pending legal issues facing the suspended players in question. He then stated that Baker, Bell and Timmons should consider transferring from PSU and also stated “The staff has no plans for [Chris] Bell,” according to the sources.
None of those guys will be practicing with the team until further notice. We’ll see what happens. Joe has been known to talk tough and then back off in the past.
Tyrell Sales was not on the shit list. The previously reported charges against him for an incident in a Pittsburgh bar have been dropped.