Penn St. judicial panel clears defensive tackle in campus fight Print
Written by Admin   
Thursday, 06 March 2008 11:48
NCAAF Headline News

 STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -Suspended Penn State defensive tackle Chris Baker has been cleared by a university judicial affairs panel of wrongdoing during a fight on campus last fall in which one man was hurt.
The decision handed down late Wednesday has no direct bearing on the criminal case against Baker, who is awaiting trial on charges including felony aggravated assault in connection with the Oct. 7 fight.
But defense attorney Karen Muir said Thursday she hoped prosecutors would ``exercise common sense'' in proceeding in court.
``I hope that has been a message ... that they have the wrong guy,'' Muir said.
Prosecutors have alleged that Baker, along with two other players, beat up a man during a fraternity dance at the student union. The victim was treated at the scene.
In an e-mail, Centre County District Attorney Michael Madeira said the university findings are inadmissible in court, and the legal case against Baker will proceed since ``district judges have found reason to forward various charges to court.''
Linebacker Navorro Bowman also is awaiting trial on a felony aggravated assault count and other charges. University police charged defensive tackle Phil Taylor with identical counts earlier this week. Police said Taylor punched the victim as he was trying to get up at the end of the fracas.
A fourth player, cornerback Knowledge Timmons, faces lesser charges for an incident after the fight.
Spring practice begins March 23, though the team has said that all four players will not participate until ``their academic situation improves and any off-the field issues are behind them.''
Team spokesman Jeff Nelson said Thursday there was no change in Baker's standing after the judicial affairs findings.
 

NCAAFB Team Pages

Top NCAAFB Public Bets

#1 133 Boston College 97%
#2 177 Georgia Southern 93%
#3 195 Ohio State 85%
#4 186 Marshall 84%
#5 129 Central Michigan 83%
#6 199 Nevada 81%
#7 165 Alabama 81%
#8 168 Michigan State 80%
#9 121 Mississippi St 80%
#10 110 South Alabama 79%
View All: NFL |  NBA |  NCAAF |  NCAAB |  MLB |  NHL

NCAAFB Futures

NCAA FOOTBALL TEAM BCS CHAMPIONSHIP ODDS CURRENT
MISSISSIPPI STATE 13/2
FLORIDA STATE 7/1
ALABAMA 7/1
OREGON 15/2
MICHIGAN STATE 15/2
MISSISSIPPI 15/2
GEORGIA 8/1
OHIO STATE 10/1
AUBURN 12/1
TCU 20/1
View All

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us | Advertising | 888-99-SPREAD

THIS IS NOT A GAMBLING SITE – If you think you have a gambling problem click here.

Disclaimer: This site is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Individual users are responsible for the laws regarding accessing gambling information from their jurisdictions. Many countries around the world prohibit gambling, please check the laws in your location. Any use of this information that may violate any federal, state, local or international law is strictly prohibited.

Copyright: The information contained on TheSpread.com website is protected by international copyright and may not be reproduced, or redistributed in any way without expressed written consent.

About: TheSpread.com is the largest sports betting news site in the United States. We provide point spread news, odds, statistics and information to over 199 countries around the world each year. Our coverage includes all North American College and Professional Sports as well as entertainment, political and proposition wagering news.

©1999-2013 TheSpread.com