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Arrested Penn State lineman suspended

Sam Ficken , Alex Butterworth, Garry Gilliam, Anthony Alosi, Adam Gress AP

A week after an ugly off-field incident became public knowledge, a Penn State player has officially found himself in James Franklin’s doghouse.

Shortly after Saturday’s well-attended spring game, the Penn State head coach confirmed that Anthony Alosi (pictured, No. 56) has been indefinitely suspended from the football team.  How long the suspension will remain and whether the offensive lineman will miss any games to start the regular season is still to be determined.

In January, Alosi was involved in a physical altercation that led to him being charged with simple assault, conspiracy to commit simple assault and harassment.  A police report of the incident stated that Alosi, among other things, kicked a man in the head, sending the victim to the hospital with an injured eye and multiple abrasions and contusions.

A preliminary hearing on the charges is scheduled for April 23.

Alosi, a three-star member of the Nittany Lions’ 2011 recruiting class, played in seven games last season.  Given the paucity of players along this year’s line, Alosi has been expected to be even more of a contributor in 2014.

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19 Responses to “Arrested Penn State lineman suspended”
  1. barkleyblows says: Apr 13, 2014 8:13 PM

    I’m surprised they didn’t try to cover this up at Ped State. They seem to do that.

  2. musketmaniac says: Apr 13, 2014 8:13 PM

    eta on psu p.o.s. response.

  3. ematusko says: Apr 13, 2014 8:22 PM

    @barkleyblows – good one

  4. nicofthenorthstar says: Apr 13, 2014 8:26 PM

    Well at least he wasn’t caught rapin9 children.

  5. seanb20124 says: Apr 13, 2014 9:16 PM

    Why is he still allowed on campus? A regular student would be suspended from school immediately

  6. steeler1nation says: Apr 13, 2014 10:34 PM

    Penn State is an embarrassment to the Big 10. Send them to the MAC, they’d go 7-5 at best in the MAC.

  7. chiadam says: Apr 13, 2014 11:33 PM

    Now a bunch of idiots are going to light candles and stand outside his house.

  8. thesportsguru7 says: Apr 14, 2014 6:36 AM

    Judging by the comments so far, sounds like he’s guilty until proven innocent, rather then the other way around.

  9. cranespy says: Apr 14, 2014 7:32 AM

    This will become the norm in State College…..James Franklin was the absolute worst hire PSU could make. They came so far under Bill O’Brien……all of that progress will unfortunately be a distant memory soon.

  10. friarjack61 says: Apr 14, 2014 9:26 AM

    He should have been kicked off the team and out of school. That is how a lesson is learned !!
    Responsibility in life, should have been learned well before he left grammar school. Maybe, being a ‘big time jock’, no longer equates to being responsible one’s personal actions ?

  11. dhlions says: Apr 14, 2014 10:38 AM


    Totally. Everyone knows that once a new coach has had 20 days ‘on the job’ he is expected to have complete control over all 100+ students he had no hand in recruiting/coaching.

  12. psudu says: Apr 14, 2014 10:59 AM

    @cranespy I didn’t realize that James Franklin was recruiting for Penn State for their 2011 class…

  13. kosarkid says: Apr 14, 2014 11:56 AM

    cranespy says:Apr 14, 2014 7:32 AM

    This will become the norm in State College…..James Franklin was the absolute worst hire PSU could make. They came so far under Bill O’Brien……all of that progress will unfortunately be a distant memory soon.
    I don’t think O’Brien would have swept this under the rug like JoePa would have done either.

  14. dkhhuey says: Apr 14, 2014 12:06 PM

    So this happened in January and he just now got suspended a week after it became public knowledge? Is it me or does it seem like nothing would have happened had the media not made it public?

  15. dhlions says: Apr 14, 2014 1:09 PM


    Probably has to do with due process (read: slow government BS) than any sort of attempt to sweep it under the rug. If you dig through some of the links he wasn’t charged until March 21 (still begs the question – why wait a few weeks?).

  16. 65impala says: Apr 14, 2014 2:02 PM

    Happens every day at some college by some egghead, get over it you bunch of whiney PSU haters. especially you Barkley and steeler blow harders. You to should get a room!

  17. musketmaniac says: Apr 14, 2014 4:22 PM

    65. two. psu alumni I take it.

  18. 65impala says: Apr 15, 2014 9:55 AM

    I realize the mistake of(two). But I also realize that ( two.) does not make a sentence. Ohio State Alumni I presume!

  19. musketmaniac says: Apr 15, 2014 5:16 PM

    fuck the buckeyes

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