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Updated: Rob Bolden facing minor legal issue

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Penn State’s quarterback issues have now extended beyond the playing field. Following Saturday’s scuffle between quarterback Matt McGloin and wide receiver Curtis Drake that resulted in McGloin being hospitalized, there is now a report that the Nittany Lions’ other QB, Rob Bolden, is in some trouble of another kind. reported, citing sources within the program, that Bolden was dealing with what is considered to be an unknown “minor” legal issue stemming from an off-field incident Friday evening. Interim coach Tom Bradley elaborated that the “incident” was retail theft involving an unopened bottle of Gatorade.

So, yeah. Bolden stole a Gatorade and then returned it.

Bolden practiced with the team Saturday and participated in a meeting later that day. More importantly, he managed to avoid random flying fists and maintained consciousness throughout the day.

Bolden’s theft won’t prevent him from playing in the TicketCity Bowl on Jan. 2, but McGloin’s incident puts some stress on Penn State’s QB situation. McGloin said today he hopes to pass concussion tests and play in the bowl. Freshman Paul Jones has been academically ineligible for all of 2011 and his playing status for the bowl is to be determined.Kevin Newsome transferred from the program before the start of the season.

If either Bolden or McGloin can’t play in the bowl, walk-on Shane McGregor could see increased playing time.

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17 Responses to “Updated: Rob Bolden facing minor legal issue”
  1. 78lion says: Dec 19, 2011 10:27 AM


  2. cubano76 says: Dec 19, 2011 10:58 AM

    HOLY SMOKES MAN!!!! PSU might actually surpass the Hurricanes of the 80’s as the biggest scumbags around if they keep it up.

  3. 12strikes says: Dec 19, 2011 10:59 AM

    PSU quickly making up for 40 years of “no problems”.

  4. woebegong says: Dec 19, 2011 11:14 AM

    When it rains, it pours. You think they might be missing some serious leadership around the team?

  5. 700levelvet says: Dec 19, 2011 11:25 AM

    OK…..I’m going to go on a diatribe here so bear with me…I am not a PSU grad or alumni, but my daughter is (class of 09), and when she graduated, it was without a doubt the shining achievement of my life. I have been to Happy Valley about 10-12 times, i traveled in the fall to see her and catch a major college football game, getting tickets was easy, but getting a hotel room was a pain in the ass. I quickly realized the entire community was enveloped in the PSU football program, it’s lifeblood depended on it. I never once questioned the intregrity of the program, never once thought otherwise. I read about the kids on the team getting in trouble etc…Fights…..booze… aged kids trouble….. but i just enjoyed the fact she was getting a quality education, and i considered the football program as ethical as the university…..Man was i wrong, this university and it’s leaders are an absolute disgrace……They let greed overcome the basic principles of why parents send their children to college, to have a better life than they do…….It’s sickening………

  6. dhlions says: Dec 19, 2011 11:57 AM


    Regarding the last part of your comment, you obviously aren’t paying attention to the state of higher education in the world if you think Penn State is the only place run by greed.

    This would be a total non-issue if it wasn’t for the magnifying glass hanging over Happy Valley. He’s a college kid. If this is truly a “minor issue” he was probably doing something awful like drinking, or maybe smoking a joint, or maybe peeing in the bushes.

  7. 700levelvet says: Dec 19, 2011 12:05 PM

    I did not disgrace the program……..The program disgraced itself……..and YES, it should be under a magnifying glass…I know what happens in Tuscaloosa and Tallahassee….But it doesn’t erase the fact that Joe Pa sold his soul to the devil………

  8. 78lion says: Dec 19, 2011 12:35 PM

    So you’re now making updates based on more rumors?

  9. 700levelvet says: Dec 19, 2011 12:39 PM

    Sucess with Honor…..Seems so long ago, or maybe it never happened….

  10. 700levelvet says: Dec 19, 2011 12:44 PM

    a unopened bottle of gatorade?????…………LOL……that’s some serious time….so, the police in Happy Valley investigate this, but not child rape……The board of trustees must be proud…

  11. lbijake says: Dec 19, 2011 2:50 PM


    Look out the window. Go get a life.

  12. swcoach says: Dec 19, 2011 3:39 PM

    Next on CSI…

    Seriously? This is a legal issue?

  13. dhlions says: Dec 19, 2011 3:40 PM

    @Le Velvet

    Go back to the cave that I assume you live in.

  14. stairwayto7 says: Dec 19, 2011 5:06 PM

    $Cam Newton took money and stole laptops and thats alright, but a kid takes an UNOPENED BOTTLE OF GATORADE AND RETURNS IT IS A CRIMINAL ACT?

  15. 78lion says: Dec 19, 2011 6:57 PM

    someone else was playing what they thought would be a joke on Bolden by putting the stuff in his bag when he was not looking. He was nabbed when leavings.

  16. cfbfaninbadnfltown says: Dec 19, 2011 7:31 PM

    Just to be clear tons of people on here downing PSU, yet compared to Florida during the Urban Meyer era this would be a non-story, because drugs or arrest wasn’t involved. And of course all the arrests going down at FSU right now and no one seems to care.

  17. dadsource says: Dec 19, 2011 8:45 PM

    As a PSU grad living in Florida, I always held my head high knowing that as LOUD and OBNOXIOUS as every GATOR fan was, at least our graduation rates and class, winning with honor, was far superior to what was happening in the ‘dirty South’. Now, ONE THING (and it’s the WORST kind of thing, btw) and the first to cackle in…..please……

    PSU will survive better than ever. With class. The alumni will demand nothing less. Joe led the charge and is a role model still worthy of praise. We’ll hear his side of the story at some point…

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