NCAA Sanctions Reduced
Reactions continue to pour in after yesterday’s announcement that the NCAA will mitigate sanctions applied to the Penn State football program. Penn State will operate with 75 scholarships next season and at maximum strength by 2016-2017 academic year. Head Coach Bill O’Brien wants the university to continue in the right direction. NCAA President Mark Emmert and Penn State Athletics Integrity Monitor George Mitchell did not rule out further mitigation in the future. Local State Representative Scott Conklin released a statement praising the move as it benefits Penn State’s current student-athletes.
Armed Robbery Investigation
State College Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Friday night at the Cove Restaurant and Pizzeria in College Township. Police say a man entered the restaurant with a gun and stole an undetermined amount of cash. The suspect was described white with a camouflage jacket and dark colored sweatshirt underneath. The incident occurred at 9:31 p.m. and anyone with information should contact the department at 814-234-7150.
False Allegations Land Man Back in Prison
A 25-year-old Lemont man is back in a Centre County jail on new charges of false allegations against corrections officers during a previous stay. According to the Centre Daily Times, State Police and the county District Attorney’s Office dispelled claims by David Adewumi that he was harassed by police. The new charges allege the former Penn State student government leader lied when he told authorities he was sexually assaulted on three occasions while in county jail. Adewumi is originally accused of stalking a 17-year-old girl.