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Penn State reportedly tables Zayd Issah’s scholarship after arrest

Penn State football coach Bill O'Brien addresses a news conference before his first spring practice as Penn State's head football coach, in Pennsylvania Reuters

Late last week, news broke that Penn State commit Zayd Issah had been arrested on multiple charges for basically attempting to pay for fast food with counterfeit money.

With his legal future still to be determined, it appears a decision has been made regarding Issah’s football future — at least for the time being. Ryan Snider of reports that Issah’s scholarship has been temporarily pulled. Penn State has not commented publicly on the matter yet.

A preliminary hearing for Issah has been set for May 9, so it could be that Penn State is waiting to find out more about what Issah is facing before they make a permanent decision one way or the other.

A three-star recruit according to, Issah was a member of PSU’s 2013 recruiting class.

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7 Responses to “Penn State reportedly tables Zayd Issah’s scholarship after arrest”
  1. friarjack61 says: Apr 1, 2013 11:14 AM

    NO one ever checks a recrits character, and background.

  2. dhlions says: Apr 1, 2013 11:25 AM

    Total idiot, though I’m curious if he was just a stupid kid who thought he could use his mom’s HP scanner to get a free meal, or if he was getting the money from someone else to distribute?

  3. imaduffer says: Apr 1, 2013 12:25 PM

    Fast food isn’t real food, why would you have to use real money?

  4. tommy57 says: Apr 1, 2013 12:34 PM

    Does the photo depict Coach O’s reaction on hearing of the arrest?

  5. reasonableeaglefan says: Apr 1, 2013 1:48 PM

    Well when you have scholarship restrictions, you can’t afford to give one to a kid who may go to prison.

  6. binarymath says: Apr 1, 2013 4:49 PM

    Issah should give up on football, and pursue an internship at the Federal Reserve.

    His money printing skills and lack of ethics make him a perfect fit for the organization.

    A job with the Fed is far more lucrative, carries no injury/concussion risk, and would be a much longer career than football.

  7. ajl5120 says: Apr 1, 2013 9:43 PM

    Usually a good idea to spell your source’s name correctly. It is Ryan Snyder

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