WMAJ sports radio in State College appears to have spread the good word: Anthony Scirrotto’s felony charges have been dropped
Now, the less-serious charges of criminal trespass and harassment are still in play but nonetheless, this is a huge relief considering the fact Scirrotto’s trial date is set for October, about halfway through the season. There will no longer be concern about potential jail time that could keep last year’s team interception leader (6 picks) off the field as he will likely end up with probation at the very worst from the two misdemeanor charges still facing him (assuming those charges aren’t dropped as well). Bottom line: Scirrotto’s suspension time will hinge on what JoePa deems necessary rather than at the mercy of a Centre County judge.
Speaking of good news about players in trouble with the law, Laschout.com is reporting that Andrew Quarless is still around campus and should be back practicing with the team soon. Hopefully we’re looking at merely a suspension for the Florida International game before returning for the big showdown with Notre Dame.