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Curtis Drake doesn't join Penn State on bowl trip

Posted on: December 27, 2011 5:45 pm
 

Posted by Adam Jacobi

Curtis Drake, the Penn State wide receiver who punched out starting quarterback Matt McGloin on December 14, will not join Penn State for its TicketCity Bowl game against Houston. Penn State interim head coach Tom Bradley told reporters on Tuesday that Drake, a sophomore, was staying home for "personal reasons."

Drake will not be charged for his role in the fight between him and McGloin, though a police report was filed after the incident. McGloin reportedly suffered a seizure and a concussion after being hit in the head during the scuffle, and he was hospitalized briefly after the fight. McGloin, who later took reponsibility for the fight, is with the team in Dallas, but he has not practiced since the fight and was evaluated by physicians on Tuesday. The TicketCity Bowl will be held January 2.

The other Penn State players who are missing the TicketCity Bowl are sophomore WR Shawney Kersey, who is also missing the game for "personal reasons," and two academic casualties: redshirt freshman QB Paul Jones, who has been academically ineligible all year, and junior cornerback Derrick Thomas, who collected four tackles in eight games of backup play this season.

Drake had five catches for 102 yards and one touchdown this season, while Kersey had five catches for 108 yards.

For more on this upcoming matchup, check out the TicketCity Bowl Pregame.

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Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: December 29, 2011 1:32 pm
 

Curtis Drake doesn't join Penn State on bowl trip

PSU is a terrible place to go? Obviously your moniker ftballgenius is self-glossed because you have proven you are actually clueless.



Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: December 29, 2011 11:34 am
 

Curtis Drake doesn't join Penn State on bowl trip

He should transfer and let by gones be by gones!  PSU is a terrible place to go to anyway!!!



Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: December 28, 2011 7:12 pm
 

Curtis Drake doesn't join Penn State on bowl trip

What the hell are you even talking about slenderhonkey. There is list of kids the length of your arm that Paterno shelved for poor grades, missing classes, he never covered that stuff up. Ask Joe Jurevicious, Paul Jones started out the season academically inelligible under Paterno. Plenty of guys were suspended for DUI's, fights, thefts and other offenses common with ALL major football programs. Don't let facts get in the way of a good story. As for this moron rtiowa, until he says something intelligent I will be ignoring the rest of his beyond assinine posts. I guess you are free to jump to the ridiculous assumption that they change grades. if that is the case, then why haven't they done so for their best QB Jones to get him back on the field?


tallabigale25
Since: Dec 27, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 7:10 pm
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Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: December 28, 2011 5:35 pm
 

Curtis Drake doesn't join Penn State on bowl trip

LOL After taking another look I totally agree with another poster. It looks like a cow pasture.



Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: December 28, 2011 4:53 pm
 

Curtis Drake doesn't join Penn State on bowl trip

@ In the link posted on previous page, and Pittsburgh paper.  Both say Drake decided not to go.  Pittsburgh paper says he would have been free to join team if he had wanted to. 

Don't misunderstand me.  I know that might of been a team decision, and they just told him to say that to make it sound better.  I just try to view things in an optimistic way I guess.  Really would like to bealive that someone in that whole mess still has some common sense, and understands sports isn't everything.



Since: Feb 23, 2010
Posted on: December 28, 2011 4:18 pm
 

Curtis Drake doesn't join Penn State on bowl trip

You don't hit the QB.  Never, never, never.
Back of the bus, boy. 



Since: Sep 2, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 3:59 pm
 

Curtis Drake doesn't join Penn State on bowl trip

if you would bother checking your facts you would know that the PSU football is number one compared to all other bowl attending teams this year in terms of GPA and graduation rate. 


That's not surprising at all.  If they're willing to allow child rape at their school, they probably don't have a problem changing a grade or two.  



Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: December 28, 2011 3:28 pm
 

Curtis Drake doesn't join Penn State on bowl trip

If Paterno was still there we'd have never heard about any of this. He was always good at covering this kind of stuff up...fights, grades, arrests, etc.



Since: Sep 30, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 3:20 pm
 

Curtis Drake doesn't join Penn State on bowl trip

dust601 - Maybe you have more information than I do, so I will keep that in mind during this response.  In reading what is here on CBS, I cannot find anything that says Drake made the choice to stay home and get his stuff together.  I am only seeing that the coach stated he was staying behind for personal reasons.  I am willing to bet that even if Drake said in an interview that he decided to pull himself out to get himself straight, that it is merely spin on the team telling him that is not welcome to join them at the game.  I would take it one step further and say the team probably asked him to make sure he wants to be a part of the team next year and that any poor judgement will result in being kicked off the team.

I hate to say it, but I cannot believe for one minute that this kid made the choice to not participate in the bowl game; he wants to be partying with his team in Texas and playing in that game real bad...............


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