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Drugs seized from apartment of current, former Nittany Lions

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For the second time since becoming the head coach at Penn State, Bill O’Brien is faced with dealing with an off-field issue involving one of the players he inherited.

And, if it goes anything like the first, said player will likely become an ex-player.

According to WeAreCentralPA.com, drugs and drug paraphernalia were seized from an on-campus apartment belonging to Devon Smith and Jack Crawford.  The former is a current wide receiver on the team while the latter is an ex-Nittany Lions defensive end.

University police executed a search warrant and discovered “blunts, prescription drugs, marijuana and a scale”, the website wrote.  The Daily Collegian confirmed the report, adding that a grinder was found as well.

The police were notified by a school employee that the apartment was possibly being burglarized, which initially led officers to the location.

It should be noted that neither Smith nor Crawford have been charged.  Yet.  Obviously, the football program has not commented on the development or Smith’s status with the team.

While Smith’s 25 receptions for 402 yards were good for third on the team as a true junior last season, he’s perhaps most famous for running into Joe Paterno during a practice last summer camp, injuring the legendary head coach.  Crawford started more than 30 games for the Nittany Lions the past three seasons, and is projected as a mid- to late-round possibility in the upcoming NFL draft.

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13 Responses to “Drugs seized from apartment of current, former Nittany Lions”
  1. seanmmartin says: Mar 26, 2012 1:42 PM

    If there is a scale, then it is not looking good.

  2. drjem says: Mar 26, 2012 1:52 PM

    sean….ur correct. “IF” there is a “SCALE,” then there is this little thing called “Intent To Distribute.” AND, that’s a 10 year “MANDATORY” if the Feds get involved!!! How stupid can these guys be. They have the world on a string and the string on their finger & they “S T I L L” do STUPID!!!!

  3. papabush88 says: Mar 26, 2012 1:55 PM

    Man, it seems like ever since the Reggie Bush scandal, there has been a ton of scandals following and they get worse and worse. Too bad that a few have to ruin it for the many. Ohio State, Penn State and Sandusky, UNC, TCU. More off-field stories than on-field it seems.

  4. seanmmartin says: Mar 26, 2012 1:56 PM

    drjem says:
    Mar 26, 2012 1:52 PM
    sean….ur correct. “IF” there is a “SCALE,” then there is this little thing called “Intent To Distribute.” AND, that’s a 10 year “MANDATORY” if the Feds get involved!!! How stupid can these guys be. They have the world on a string and the string on their finger & they “S T I L L” do STUPID!!!!

    University police executed a search warrant and discovered “blunts, prescription drugs, marijuana and a scale”, the website wrote.

  5. drjem says: Mar 26, 2012 1:59 PM

    sean……..I wouldn’t want to be in their shoes!!! IDIOTS!!!

  6. mgm36 says: Mar 26, 2012 2:06 PM

    these are the same things joepa used to cover-up. now with joepa gone, they are out in the open. this should not surprise anyone

  7. tigersgeaux says: Mar 26, 2012 2:08 PM

    papabush88: Maybe it seems worse, since there is no real college football now and no college football news. The “off season” is a real challenge and with all this kind of news, it makes it worse.

    O’Brien–call him gone, for he is leaving…call him gone…

    Ever since the SMU scandal which involved so many coaches, staff, and others, I have been more accepting of conspiracy theories. Sad situations all around.

    Spring games are coming to give us some college football to talk about and hopefully the time will pass quickly to bring on the new season, because our beloved Saints will be not back doing anything much when the other shoe drops on players involved in the bounty scandal.

    Wonder when lawsuits will start on this bounty situation from players who may have been the objects of bounties who may have been injured? If that is proven, it may be end of the present Saints ownership due to huge liability awards.

  8. showerswithsandusky says: Mar 26, 2012 2:23 PM

    mgm36 is correct! It is totally obvious that Paterno had NO control over the football program. Thank goodness there is a new sheriff in town who will clean that program up. That old goat let things turn to hell. But he got his record which was all that mattered…right?

  9. deadeye says: Mar 26, 2012 4:29 PM

    PSU is missing JoePa’s leadership right now. This is exactly the kind of thing that he would have swept under the rug.

  10. joshspangler says: Mar 26, 2012 5:32 PM

    If you really think you’re team doesn’t have players w/ weed in their dorms/apartments – you’re in denial.

    I’m not saying these kids didn’t make some poor choices, but really, it’s a sack of weed and some painkillers.

  11. joshspangler says: Mar 26, 2012 5:33 PM

    *cleary i meant “your” as opposed to “you’re” before the grammar police berate me.

  12. sportsmediacritic says: Mar 26, 2012 6:17 PM

    They raided a college student apartment and found mary jane? NO WAY! Unbelievable!

    that’s called sarcasm

  13. dkhhuey says: Mar 28, 2012 10:20 AM

    Yep – Joepa would have said he didn’t understand what blunts were and the scale was obviously for their weight training program – punishment: some stadium stairs and since this is a football program problem, no need to get the cops involved!

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