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Matt McGloin KO’d by teammate following Penn State practice

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UPDATED 7:14 p.m. ET: Penn State issued a press release Saturday evening addressing the locker room incident that took place earlier today.  Here’s the release, in its entirety:

Penn State Police were called to the football locker room this afternoon to investigate a report of a fight between two members of the Nittany Lions football team — Matt McGloin and Curtis Drake — after they finished practice.

McGloin was taken to Mount Nittany Medical Center where he was examined, treated and released.

Campus police and Penn State’s Office of Judicial Affairs will investigate the incident and report results as they would for any other student involved in an incident on campus.


While the details are still sketchy, there was reportedly a physical altercation Saturday in the Penn State locker room involving a Nittany Lions quarterback and an offensive teammate that rendered the former laid out at the hands — or fists — of the latter.

According to Ben Jones of, he can confirm via Twitter “that Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin was knocked out after practice today during a fight.”  The fight reportedly involved wide receiver Curtis Drake, and was something that stemmed from an incident that went down during practice and carried over into the locker room.

A police report has been filed, and the players were called in for a 4:30 ET team meeting.  Per a tweet from Jones, “Drake shows up with pack of players [for team meeting]. Left hand in coat pocket.”

CFT has been told by a PSU official that a statement from the school regarding the incident may — stressing the word “may” — be released at some point this evening.

UPDATED 5:42 p.m. ET: a University Police spokesperson said that they are investigating the incident and could release a statement at some point this evening/tonight.

McGloin’s father told Ron Mussleman of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that “his son suffered [a] seizure today and has [a] possible concussion.”  McGloin’s currently at his residence after being taken to the hospital.

McGloin’s Twitter feed also contains some choice adult language as to what may or may not have transpired earlier today.  We’re guessing said Twitter feed will either be deleted at some point today or was “a victim of hacking”  if said feed continues its current tack.

And, shortly after posting the latest update, the hacking defense card has been played.

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43 Responses to “Matt McGloin KO’d by teammate following Penn State practice”
  1. bigd88 says: Dec 17, 2011 4:56 PM

    Mcgloin is a punk. Every Penn State fan has been wanting to do this for 2 years now.
    As long as he wasn’t seriously injured, which contrary to early reports he was not taken to the hospital, then good for Drake.
    McGloin is a punk. Drake went over to Matt in the locker room to try and make amends over an argument during practice, and McGloin shoved him. So Drake punked him.

  2. lbijake says: Dec 17, 2011 5:06 PM

    It has been a long time coming. McGloin has a very active mouth.

  3. blueglaze says: Dec 17, 2011 5:08 PM

    Not the worst thing that has happened in a Penn State locker room…

  4. 78lion says: Dec 17, 2011 5:15 PM

    Like this is the first fight between football players.

  5. hooptie says: Dec 17, 2011 5:47 PM

    Nice tweet, stay classy my friend.

  6. bradybunch5 says: Dec 17, 2011 6:10 PM

    McGloin is a big mouth, now he has his dad coming to his rescue. He got decked by a teammate in the locker room, like they say about Vegas is the same for the locker room. Grow up McGloin, and take it like a man. You should have been riding the bench all year. You don’t need your Dad to fight your fights! Oops! maybe you do! way to go Drake, Deck him again!

  7. stevenfbrackett says: Dec 17, 2011 6:12 PM

    Either Twitter is the most insecure website ever (after Facebook *snicker*) or it attracts the most ignorant people ever (after Facebook *snicker*).

    If either were anywhere near as insecure as idiots claimed when they are caught being idiots, the sites would have both folded long ago from all the people leaving in droves.

  8. dolphins4 says: Dec 17, 2011 6:14 PM

    Penn State is really falling apart.

  9. florida727 says: Dec 17, 2011 6:21 PM

    Muck FcGloin…

  10. trbowman says: Dec 17, 2011 6:25 PM

    Account deleted. Of course.

    Need link to screen grabs.

    lol @ Penn State

  11. trbowman says: Dec 17, 2011 6:28 PM

    Ah. I love deadspin. They’ve got the screengrabs.

    What a tool.

  12. stairwayto7 says: Dec 17, 2011 6:37 PM

    Bet anything Boldin and his 1 td pass this season had something to do with this.
    Drake is a punk and hope he likes jail!

  13. cfbfaninbadnfltown says: Dec 17, 2011 6:49 PM

    Let me say this first I’m a Penn State fan and I hope Matt isn’t seriously injured.

    Okay with that out of the way, does the offense really need him at this point. Everybody knows the plan for the bowl game. Hell my grandmother could suit up and hand the ball off to Redd or throw a 2 yrd screen pass to Moye for a whole game and of course cause another costly turnover at just the wrong time

  14. onceuponatimeinsports says: Dec 17, 2011 7:45 PM

    The police are called and a report is made when 2 players brawl but not when a 10 year old boy is anally raped in the shower by an ex-coach.

    Get your priorities state Penn St….

  15. cfbfaninbadnfltown says: Dec 17, 2011 7:48 PM

    @ onceuponatimeinsports

    So just to be clear you didn’t want them to report a crime? Make up your mind.

  16. woebegong says: Dec 17, 2011 7:49 PM

    Sounds a little like the tension of the whole mess that has gone on this past month or so at PSU, has put a lot of players on edge. Too bad an incident like that has to happen. Usually, stuff like that occurs on the field, and then it is over with.

  17. joregon says: Dec 17, 2011 7:58 PM

    I don’t even think Ryan Leaf had these kinds of problems with teammates.
    Don’t know enough about the issues to say much more.

  18. nofunleague says: Dec 17, 2011 7:58 PM

    And the soap opera continues at Penn-a-trate.

  19. Tony says: Dec 17, 2011 8:18 PM

    This is the third time police have been called in the aftermath of a Curtis Drake fight at Penn State:

  20. thefiesty1 says: Dec 17, 2011 8:30 PM

    Sounds like they’ve got more problems than Sandusky and the cover up. I’ll bet coaches are just banging down the door to coach there. NOT!

  21. fatfreddystubbs says: Dec 17, 2011 8:58 PM


    I guess you’re the kinda guy that would let McGloin just keep shoving you and taking swings at you and not do anything about it.

    Go have an apple martini or something you wuss.

  22. lookatthefarside says: Dec 17, 2011 9:15 PM

    Shut down Ped State Football.

  23. rockiemtnhigh says: Dec 17, 2011 10:00 PM

    Next Penn State Coach: Woody Hayes coming back from the dead. Now, he can really punch.

  24. steelersandladyboysfan says: Dec 17, 2011 10:21 PM

    Sounds like some harmless locker room horseplay

  25. rak130 says: Dec 17, 2011 10:22 PM

    Feel bad when anyone gets hurt but Mcgloin is cocky and a terrible QB. So maybe I don’t feel bad anymore. Am I wrong?

  26. dirtyharry1971 says: Dec 17, 2011 10:28 PM

    the whole program should be knocked out, what is ncaa waiting for?

  27. cburmester85 says: Dec 17, 2011 10:56 PM

    The Penn State locker room makes an episode of lock up look like a trip to Disney World.

  28. dolphins4 says: Dec 18, 2011 12:24 AM

    If I was a player looking for a college I wouldn’t go there.

  29. goblue714 says: Dec 18, 2011 1:17 AM

    To bad they fired paterno, if he was there still we would have never heard of this.

  30. davidly says: Dec 18, 2011 7:46 AM

    rockiemtnhigh says: Dec 17, 2011 10:00 PM
    Next Penn State Coach: Woody Hayes coming back from the dead. Now, he can really punch.

    Ha! But true to the furor of Kollig Football, the shock of the dead rising would be overshadowed by Hayes being a traitor to OSU.

  31. Tony says: Dec 18, 2011 8:59 AM

    Dear fatfreddy:

    Just out of curiosity, how many times do police have to be called to a Curtis Drake fight for Penn State – and its supporters – to say “Enough”? How severe do the injuries have to be?

    This was his third since arriving in Happy Valley.

    But at least he has his honor.

    /back to sipping my apple martini.

  32. woebegong says: Dec 18, 2011 9:09 AM

    If this is the third time cops have been called to the campus, because of a scrape involving Drake, I would say it might be time for some anger management classes or possibly a new team to play for. I don’t know of very many schools that would tolerate that from a scholarship athlete. Sounds like “Happy Valley”, isn’t very happy anymore. Whomever the new coach is, it sounds like he is going to have his hands full, not only in recruiting, but in team discipline. They need a no nonsense type, hard coach, as it sort of seems like the inmates are running the prison, no pun intended.
    I am also curious as to how far the NCAA will get involved in this whole affair as well. The NCAA seems to either go too far, or not enough, and since this is not a normal problem they encounter, there is no president for them to go by. This could be bad news for PSU, in that respect.

  33. latrobe21 says: Dec 18, 2011 9:33 AM

    McGloin is an a$$hole. Never trust a ginger. If he was half as good as he thinks he is Penn State would be undefeated or have just one loss. Hope the new coach brings in a freshman phenom and goes with him. The way things are, both the coach and qb will have the lattitude to struggle for a year or two.

  34. goblue714 says: Dec 18, 2011 9:38 AM

    The more I think about it what’s the problem? No worse than any SEC school-why you can smoke fake weed, beat the tar out of people at a bar(multiple times). and literally cheat while recruiting and yet win 6 national titles straight. The NCAA has clearly spoken hear…you win who gives a crap what you do off the field.

  35. goblue714 says: Dec 18, 2011 9:44 AM

    This is in reference to the fight not the sandusky case. Just making that clear.

  36. woebegong says: Dec 18, 2011 9:55 AM


    You don’t have anything against the SEC now, do you? Deflecting a problem, by trying to say, “look at other conferences”, doesn’t dismiss this incident. You act as if the SEC is the only conference that has ever had problems, and we know that is not true.
    As for winning 6 straight national titles. Really nothing to be said there. Would you be complaining much, if your conference had won it six times in a row? I doubt it. The best thing your conference can do, is win it, just like the SEC has done. It really is as simple as that. I am sure your school is not perfect anymore than all of the SEC schools are.

  37. halo81 says: Dec 18, 2011 10:23 AM

    Actually Matt, I’ve known you and Curtis since high school and we all know that Curtis would knock you the F out.

    Please, you’re a whiny rich boy from Scranton. Curtis is a stringy little tough guy from Mount Airy.

    He’d hammer you.

    That’s twice McGloin has gotten knocked out.

    The defensive coordinator at Scranton Prep knocked him out too last year.

  38. lbijake says: Dec 18, 2011 10:29 AM

    I like me my apple martinis!!!

  39. jag8r904 says: Dec 18, 2011 3:52 PM

    Now they will be calling the cops for ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING!

  40. dg0122 says: Dec 18, 2011 4:52 PM

    I thought his name was Pat McGroin

  41. blitz4848 says: Dec 18, 2011 6:34 PM

    He’s lucky this didn’t happen in the Penn State showers……….

  42. dkhhuey says: Dec 19, 2011 12:53 AM

    Man – there is just really nothing good going on at PSU right now is there. Sounds like the stress of this whole ordeal is starting to take its toll

  43. arizonapetdoctor says: Dec 20, 2011 11:03 AM

    Since we haven’t heard much coming out of Penn State regarding these issues in the past, does that lead credence to the report that JoePa handled any discipline internally and refused to allow the administration to take action?

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