STATE COLLEGE, CENTRE COUNTY- Six members of the Penn State football team, including two key defensive players, are in trouble with the law, accused of taking part in a melee earlier this month.
The alleged incident took place on April
Starting defensive safety Anthony Scirrotto and cornerback Justin King are among the players charged. Scirrotto and defensive tackle Chirstopher Baker face the most serious of the charges, including two felonies: burglary and criminal trespass. King and three other face trespassing chargers, harassment and disorderly conduct.
Police say the incident began when Scirrotto and his girlfriend were attacked by three men on a street. Scirrotto then called several other players. Police say, 45 minutes later, about 10 men entered the apartment and a brawl ensued.
State College Police Chief Tom King
read one of the player’s statements regarding what happened inside the
apartment. “There was chaos for five
straight minutes, referring to inside
All six turned themselves into police, and then have preliminary hearings next week.
"Speaking for our football staff, we are very concerned with the accusations made today and will determine the appropriate consequence for each player's status on the team when due process has transpired. Until such time, we will have no further comment regarding the situation."