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Penn State commit charged with attempting to pass counterfeit money

Bill O'Brien AP

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, 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

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7 Responses to “Penn State commit charged with attempting to pass counterfeit money”
  1. rolltide510 says: Mar 28, 2013 7:28 PM

    An SEC player would have just gotten high and taken his shirt off and attacked somebody, but up north they’re classier, all about the white collar crime.

  2. mrlaloosh says: Mar 28, 2013 7:38 PM

    Put him in a cell with Sandusky. Talk about scared strait!

  3. tommy57 says: Mar 29, 2013 12:36 AM

    Boggles the mind, doesn’t it?

  4. thegamecocker says: Mar 29, 2013 9:02 AM

    OK, slow news day….how can the mother of this guy name him zayd? WTF, who comes up with these “F’d” up first names!!! She should have named Fraud….at least that makes sense….how about Steal? Instead of Keith, how about Thief? But Zayd? GTFOOH

  5. iownyou2 says: Mar 29, 2013 9:03 AM

    Somewhere SEC teams are licking their chops to get at this guy saying “kids on our roster now have done much worse”

  6. onceuponatimeinsports says: Mar 29, 2013 10:18 AM

    Amazing all the dirt that’s around now that JoePerv isn’t there anymore to cover it all up for them…

  7. fnc111 says: Mar 29, 2013 12:22 PM

    This kid better like his new best buddy Bubba

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