Off-field honors for PSU fivesome

Off-field honors for PSU fivesome

There are 2 comments on the Public Opinion story from Nov 27, 2008, titled Off-field honors for PSU fivesome. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

A record five Penn State football players have earned ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America honors -- tops in the nation.

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Newport, PA

#1 Nov 28, 2008
Here's some off field honors for a local family!
Nittany Lion mascot charged with DUI
Elizabeth Murphy
Collegian Staff Writer
Nittany Lion mascot James D. Sheep was charged with DUI Wednesday in connection with an incident last Saturday on Curtin Road, Penn State police said.
Penn State spokesman Geoff Rushton said he did not know if Sheep's (senior-broadcast journalism) status as the mascot would be affected because of the charges. He said that decision will ultimately be made by the head cheerleading coach.
Curtis White, Penn State's cheerleading coach, could not be reached for comment.
Rushton also said he expects some action from the Office of Judicial Affairs, although no steps have been taken yet because of the holiday.
Sheep, of Chambersburg, Pa., could not be reached for comment.

Philipsburg, PA

#2 Dec 7, 2008
And what does this have to do with this kid's high GPA. Sure he did something pretyy friggin stupid. But I would say a MAJORITY of people have, and probably you too, ya just didn't get caught. He did and will pay his price.

Granted, kids in high profile positions have got to figure out that they ARE role models, they just aren't old enough to know it yet.

Did you know at 21 what was really expected of you? I doubt it very much. Why not look back at all the stupid crap YOU did in your life instead of laying down judgement on someone you probably don't even know.

This kid will probably go pretty far in his life and look back upon this as a lesson learned, hopefully. I highly doubt he will be sitting in his house in good ol your hometown, wasting his life away tapping out crap on a computer to bust someone down, because he's got nothing better to do than twiddle his thumbs.

Perhaps he'll write a Pulitzer piece about DUI, or sports or mascots, who knows.

But in the meantime, this article references 5 collegiate academics who YOU should be giving credit to, not demoralizing a football program who has the highest grad rate in the country, by writing about a mascot.

Fight on State. Beat USC

You must be a Buckeye fan, couldn't get in to PSU.

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