Well, that certainly sheds a little light on the situation.
In August, head coach Joe Paterno said he doubted Stephfon Green would ever be back with the Penn State football program after the running back had been suspended prior to the start of summer camp for violating unspecified team rules. Less than two weeks later, Green was unexpectedly welcomed back to the team after his teammates voted to allow the senior back into the fold.
So, what led to all of the hubbub in the first place? The Centre Daily Times reported Thursday morning that Green was charged Tuesday with purchasing alcohol for minors. The incident in question occurred back in mid-July.
From the paper’s website:
According to the state police’s Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement, Green, 22, was seen by an officer taking money from two minors at the state liquor store on North Atherton Street on July 15. Police said Green bought liquor with the money and gave the minors the liquor. Charges of furnishing alcohol to minors were filed on Tuesday, police said.
The Allentown Morning Call reports that a preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Oct. 12.
Green dressed but did not play in the opener this past weekend. For his career, he’s rushed for 1,085 yards.