Friday, May 04, 2007

Charges Against King, Sales, Hayes and Sargeant All Dropped!

Nittany Lion star cornerback Justin King has had all charges against him dropped, after a preliminary hearing determined that there was not enough evidence to prosecute him. King had been charged with criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and harassment stemming from the apartment fight on April 1st which led to the arrest of six PSU football players. Dan Galway, a friend of the Blue White Football Podcast, covered the preliminary hearing this morning for the Centre County Report and was kind enough to give us this video.

This is great news for the football program and not a surprise when you consider the initial word had been that King was acting as a peacemaker when he entered the apartment. Information is continuing to come out of the preliminary hearing and Mike & Ryan will be back early next week to discuss what went down in court Friday and several of the topics many of you have brought up in emails. Please keep the comments & emails coming and check back for more news as it breaks.

Update @ 6:50 p.m. 5/4/07:

After the charges against Justin King were dropped earlier this morning, three other Nittany Lions saw the same outcome late this afternoon. Tyrell Sales, Jerome Hayes, and Lydell Sargeant have all had the charges of criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and harassment dropped as well. The situations surrounding Anthony Scirrotto and Chris Baker have yet to be determined.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

All charges dismissed by the Judge against Hayes, Sales and Sargeant, and 2 charges also dropped against Baker because the State's witnesses couldn't event identify him. Imle, the guy who took a swipe at Scirrotto and shoved his girlfriend, by all accounts, was a terrible witness for the State. The Assisitant D.A. was made out to be a media hungry fool and had the case blow up in his face, Nifong ala Duke style.

The case was bound over against Scirrotto merely to save face for the D.A. Scirrotto is a choir boy, however, which makes the case altogether ridiculous. Not a single person can even testify that Scirrotto was even in the apartment. And, imagine this, he's being charged "criminal solicitation" for calling--his brother and best friend after being attacked.