Unfortunately for Penn State, one of the 17 commits for the class of 2013 finds himself in legal trouble before ever playing a down for the Nittany Lions.
According to Pennlive.com, PSU commit Zayd Issah (not pictured) has been hit with multiple charges, including felonies, for an attempt to pass counterfeit money at fast food restaurants. Township Police confirmed to the outlet that Issah was arrested March 9 for attempting to pay at a McDonald’s with counterfeit money.
He was charged the next day with two felony counts of forgery and conspiracy to forgery, as well as four misdemeanor charges of theft by deception. Two others involved in the case say Issah passed counterfeit bills at two other locations.
No word yet if Monopoly money was used in the scheme at the McDonald’s.
A preliminary hearing for Issah has been set for May 9. There’s also no word on what this run-in means for Issah and his standing with Penn State. The Harrisburg, PA, native was labeled as a three-star recruit, according to Rivals.com.