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Matt McGloin knocked out by teammate

Posted on: December 17, 2011 4:30 pm
Edited on: December 17, 2011 7:34 pm
 

Posted by Tom Fornelli

There hasn't exactly been a lot of good news about the Penn State football program in recent months, and the program got a bit more on Saturday. There are multiple reports coming out of State College that quarterback Matt McGloin got into a fight with receiver Curtis Drake following practice on Saturday. A fight that ended with McGloin being knocked out cold.

The details of what happened or what caused the fight are still sketchy at this point, but apparently there was a heated exchange during practice, and when Drake approached McGloin in the locker room after practice, things went downhill. Police were called to the scene to investigate afterward.

Making things even scarier, McGloin's father told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that his son suffered a seizure and a possible concussion. McGloin was treated at Mount Nittany Medical Center and has since returned home.

Penn State is scheduled to play Houston in the Ticketcity Bowl on January 2nd.

Here's the official statement released by Penn State, in full:

Penn State Police were called to the football locker room this afternoon to investigate a report of a fight between two members of the Nittany Lions football team -- Matt McGloin and Curtis Drake -- after they finished practice.

McGloin was taken to Mount Nittany Medical Center where he was examined, treated and released.

Campus police and Penn State's Office of Judicial Affairs will investigate the incident and report results as they would for any other student involved in an incident on campus. 

Comments

Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: December 17, 2011 11:25 pm
 

Matt McGloin knocked out by teammate

Drake was just getting McGloin ready for the bowl game. Plenty of Penn State players are going to be knocked out against Houston...might as well get a jump on it in December!



Since: Dec 11, 2009
Posted on: December 17, 2011 11:09 pm
 

Matt McGloin knocked out by teammate

Can we get rid of these thugs???  How can these soon-to-be-felons get a scholarship???  Do you have to actually do recruiting trips at the local jail???  Let the SEC recruit the scum, where they don't need an education to attend college.  I am tired of piles of trash WASTING our oxygen.  Can't we start sorting out the garbage by throwing them off a cliff?



Since: Jun 29, 2011
Posted on: December 17, 2011 10:53 pm
 

Matt McGloin knocked out by teammate

Fights happen all the time within many college teams but not usually this late in the season or before a bowl game only two weeks away. The frustrations have finally surfaced with the players. My only question is where were the coaches when this supposedly on field "heated exchange" happened? Why wasn't it diffused at that time? We can make light of the situation but the real concern should be the possible seizure and concussion. I just heard the tests are negative - that's a good thing. As to whether or not he should be the quarterback I'm sure the new coach next year will make that decision. I just hope they can sort this out and make a good representation at the bowl game. Penn State fans don't need any more piling on.



Since: Feb 13, 2010
Posted on: December 17, 2011 10:44 pm
 

Matt McGloin knocked out by teammate

So NOW they call the police over something someone saw happen in the locker room.



Since: Sep 18, 2010
Posted on: December 17, 2011 10:36 pm
 

Matt McGloin knocked out by teammate

I'm Betting you got knocked out before..BY A BROTHA...haha



Since: Feb 27, 2008
Posted on: December 17, 2011 10:12 pm
 

Matt McGloin knocked out by teammate

420%gopfree, let's  see here.  A guy from Los Angeles who likes marijuana enough and hates the conservatives enough to tell everyone about it in his screen name for a sports website.  Not only that, but you also feel the need to comment on what you inexplicably see as other people's repressed homosexuality.

You know what's great about being in the middle?  You can sit back and watch each side destroy itself with its own stupidity.  So fun.



Since: Feb 1, 2010
Posted on: December 17, 2011 10:08 pm
 

Matt McGloin knocked out by teammate

I'm betting it was a cheap shot or a sucker punch. It's what the "brotha's" do!



Since: Dec 7, 2008
Posted on: December 17, 2011 10:07 pm
 

Matt McGloin knocked out by teammate

free safety,  i bet he is.......  curtis drake would be history if i was running penn st.



Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: December 17, 2011 10:06 pm
 

Matt McGloin knocked out by teammate

PSU must be proud. I know Pitt has had some problems but dam!



Since: Oct 27, 2007
Posted on: December 17, 2011 10:04 pm
 

Matt McGloin knocked out by teammate

I hope he gets booted off the team and faces criminal charges. Can it get any worse for the Penn State Nittany Lions? 


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