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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. 


Since: Nov 17, 2011
Posted on: December 20, 2011 1:34 am

Matt McGloin knocked out by teammate

I see the death of the institution as well, at least as we know it. They're going to have to make a choice. I think they'll have to at least change the name, to Penn U or something, turn that stadium into a prison and the locker room complex into a warehouse and drop football for a good 5 to 10 years. Can you imagine the insanity of being a PSU fan traveling to Dallas? They're liable to get shot. And on the subject of bowls......


"The summer sun glints off the Caribbean as the Majesty of the Seas, a luxurious 12-deck ship with nine bars and a topside pool, docks at a private island called CocoCay in the Bahamas. Guests hug the railings and look out at a paradise stocked with palm trees, tanned masseuses, bars full of rum, and sumptuous white sand beaches.The deck is crowded with college football bigwigs: Pete Garcia, Florida International University's executive director for sports; Florida State athletic director Randy Spetman; and Kirby Hocutt, then the University of Miami AD. Also present are more than three dozen colleagues from Missouri to Mississippi to Duke, all with spouses in tow.

And this NCAA who's who looks happy not just because of the sun; they're all enjoying this luxury cruise for free.

More accurately, they're taking a vacation on the backs of the students and taxpayers who subsidize an outrageously crooked college football system that culminates in January with the Bowl Championship Series.........."

Since: Jan 6, 2009
Posted on: December 19, 2011 7:06 pm

Matt McGloin knocked out by teammate

Well, since I don't Twitter, I'm probably not getting the 'details' [or is it gossip?] that a lot of you have read. But scuffles in lockerooms have been going on since the beginning of sports---period! I can't judge or make derogatory comments on this & hope those of you that do, know what the "flip" you're talking about. I hope McGloin is alright. Same with Drake. I actually feel sorry for a lot of the PSU "family" because there has been so much negative press about them here lately & not EVERYONE out there deserves all the criticism that they are getting. Go Hawkeyes!

Since: Oct 8, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 3:30 pm

Matt McGloin knocked out by teammate

He may be dumb, but I do not thinkhe is dumb enough to use such words on a public forum.

Since: Oct 8, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 3:25 pm

Matt McGloin knocked out by teammate

At least he isn't foul mouthed. Of course people who use such language aren't bigots.

Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: December 19, 2011 12:25 pm

Matt McGloin knocked out by teammate

Where were the coaches?!?!?!  Like they would have done anything.  I think PSU has shown a history of not stopping problems.  I just read that they will be handling this 'internally'.  These guys have nothing to worry about discipline.  It will be clearly swept under the rug by this regime.  Players fighting in the locker room should be followed by suspensions, but that won't happen.  This is PSU.  You can get away with anything up there.

Since: Sep 26, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 11:36 am

Matt McGloin knocked out by teammate

   egads, cops in the locker room!
...where were the coaches? part of their job is to be in controll, on the field, in the locker room. they couldn't see that the incident wasn't defused and see to it this ended on their terms...or did it?
...a heated exchange that escalates to a KO of the QB doesn't bode well for this squad and the showdown at the TickyTacky Bowl w/ Houston... for sketchy details, I read Drake appeared w/ his posse for backup at McGloin's locker...or maybe to make sure noone intervened in the beat down?

...oh, unless McGloin was KOd by a rear naked choke, he did suffer a concussion if he in fact got laid out. he's lucky to survive having also sufferd a seizure.



Since: Nov 3, 2007
Posted on: December 19, 2011 11:18 am

Matt McGloin knocked out by teammate

I thought the same thing; first time that phone was used to call 911..........mmmm?

Since: Jul 29, 2008
Posted on: December 19, 2011 10:30 am

Matt McGloin knocked out by teammate

I'm SHOCKED that the phone within the Lasch Football Building at PSU can dial 9-1-1!!!  I guess there's a first for everything.

Since: Feb 13, 2010
Posted on: December 19, 2011 12:53 am

Matt McGloin knocked out by teammate

Indiana Football > PSU Football.

Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: December 18, 2011 10:25 pm

Matt McGloin knocked out by teammate

Hey Tjoad! A -minus 23 isn't exactly the way to enter into the CBSSportsline world bro! Step it up my man or simply go away!

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