Apparently the Nittany Lion celebrated a little too much in anticipation of Penn State winning the Land Grant Trophy and clinching the Rose Bowl bid. That or because of the honor he was to receive at the game for serving as the mascot since January 2007. Well the celebration part was not the problem for the college senior, it was the pure stupidity of getting behind the wheel.
The officer who made the stop saw that the vehicle was overloaded, with passengers piled onto each other and blocking the driver's view.
So I'm guessing that none of the passengers were in a much better state to think it wasn't a good idea or that someone else should be driving.
The arrest took place at 3:15 a.m. Probably a good thing it was a 3:30 game Plenty of time to get processed and released. Anyone else wondering if he had a hangover for the game?
According to the article, it will be up to Joe Paterno and the Penn State coaches to determine whether the mascot travels to Pasadena. Anthony Quarless may have some advice to him on how to deal with the coaches after a DUI arrest. No word of ESPN's Outside the Lines is planning a follow-up.
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