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Arrested lineman one of four players leaving Penn State

Richy Anderson

The pruning and downsizing of rosters all across the country continues this weekend as Penn State has seen a total of four players leave James Franklin‘s football program.  The two most notable departures are offensive lineman Anthony Alosi and wide receiver Richy Anderson.

Alosi was arrested in April following an ugly incident three months earlier that included the lineman (allegedly) kicking a man in the head. Less than a week after the arrest and charges surfaced, Alosi was indefinitely suspended by Franklin.

Alosi, a three-star member of the Nittany Lions’ 2011 recruiting class, played in seven games last season. His departure from Happy Valley was involuntary; Anderson’s, on the other hand, was of his own volition as he’s seeking a transfer to another program.

The sophomore, who is the son of former Nittany Lion Richie Anderson, caught 13 passes for 111 yards as a true freshman in 2013. There’s no word on where Anderson, a three-star member of Bill O’Brien’s final recruiting class coming out of high school in Maryland, may land.

The other two departures are wide receiver Jonathan Warner, son of former Nittany Lion great Curt Warner, and quarterback Austin Whipple. The former will remain at Penn State to continue his studies while Whipple will transfer to an undetermined locale.

“We thank them for their contributions to the program and wish them well in their future academic and athletic endeavors,” Franklin said in a statement.

Three of the four players were on scholarship — Whipple was the only one who wasn’t — which helps Penn State get down to/remain at the 75-man limit that was part of the NCAA sanctions slapped on the program.

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9 Responses to “Arrested lineman one of four players leaving Penn State”
  1. fordmandalay says: Jun 14, 2014 6:21 PM

    Wow, crimes are now a no-no for Penn State? I guess the player just wasn’t very good, otherwise they could have gotten the police and governor to help them cover it up.

  2. musketmaniac says: Jun 14, 2014 6:59 PM

    fcjjk #! wawwawaa no dont p!t !t blablablablabla
    Charlie Brown attending his first football camp

  3. derekgorgonstar says: Jun 14, 2014 8:28 PM

    Stay classy, Ped State

  4. smokybandit says: Jun 14, 2014 8:57 PM

    Stacy classy, trolls.

    Warner – Isn’t transferring, just didn’t want to play football anymore

    Anderson -Grade issues

    Whipple – Why the 5th string walk-on QB is even mentioned as a transfer, I have no idea. BTW, he’s transferring to UMass where his dad happens to be the head coach.

  5. smokybandit says: Jun 14, 2014 8:57 PM

    Stay classy, trolls.

    Warner – Isn’t transferring, just didn’t want to play football anymore

    Anderson -Grade issues

    Whipple – Why the 5th string walk-on QB is even mentioned as a transfer, I have no idea. BTW, he’s transferring to UMass where his dad happens to be the head coach.

  6. papajack1259 says: Jun 14, 2014 9:49 PM

    Anything that is off center will make the news…don’t get all touchy ….Penn State is what it is……not what it was once thought to be……Happy Valley is lucky valley
    SMU was thrown out for its action and never regained its place…… Penn State had a statue removed. I think that is the legacy of Joe and the good he did……What happened on Joe Pas’s watch was and always will be held up to scrutiny…….
    Happy Valley will always have to bare that cross….

  7. stairwayto7 says: Jun 15, 2014 10:11 AM

    This happened Thursday and reporting it now?

  8. noaxetogrind says: Jun 16, 2014 9:17 AM

    @papajack.
    What happened at PSU was obviously a reprehensible tragedy. However it was not a premeditated, well designed effort to circumvent NCAA recruiting rules, as opposed to what SMU did. Penn State paid a much higher financial fine, biggest in NCAA history, for their administrative lack of oversight. Administrators were fired and in some cases charged with crimes. Perfectly appropriate. SMU’s coaching staff and entire support system were part of the scandal that took place there. Coaches, Players, Administrators were all in on it. If you can’t see the difference then we will just have to agree to disagree. Penn State was punished both criminally and from the NCAA. I am no Penn State fan but I am also not a fan of gratuitous piling on. I agree Joe Pa’s legacy will always be held up to scrutiny but the coaches that were there in the last several years along with the players paid a heavy price for a sin that they had nothing to do with and which did not give them a competitive advantage, unlike SMU’s scandal. To call Penn State “lucky” shows a lack of understanding.

  9. papajack1259 says: Jun 17, 2014 7:34 AM

    @noaxe
    If Penn States violations lasted a year and were known by but a few I would agree in principal…. but that is not the case….When the emperor has no clothes everyone knew something……like Jo Pa the Sand man was an idle…air apparent …. Always wondered why he fell from grace YEARs prior to the scandle breaking….
    What is criminal intent? SMU…or Penn State?
    I think both
    NCAA tries to hold itself to standards when money is involved but what about children? Penn State got off easy compared to what those that must live with what happened ….as a big Penn State Fan I hope they never see a bowl in 10 years…….and so in that regard In my book they are Lucky Valley…they were guided by a man who’s morals did not coincide with his actions when it got tough Jo Pa and his band of criminals cowered in the shower.. and no amount of money an buy respect…..

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