To paraphrase the great John Wayne-turned-Howard Stern sound bite, this is gettin’ to be re-g******-diculous.
For the sixth straight day, news of a Div. 1-A player facing an arrest and charges has surfaced. Even more disturbingly, it’s yet another offense involving the combination of drinking and driving.
First reported by FightOnState.com, and later confirmed by the Allentown Morning Call, Penn State offensive lineman Johnnie Troutman has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence and DUI with a high rate of alcohol (between .10 and .16). Additionally, the redshirt junior was charged with failure to observe traffic-control devices and driving without a license.
There were no details of what led to Troutman’s arrest, other than it occurred during a traffic stop at some point Saturday. It’s also unclear if the school is aware of the arrest and what punishment Troutman will face.
Troutman started 11 games at left guard for the Nittany Lions in 2010.