BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) -Rape charges, and all others, were dropped Friday against former Penn State running back Austin Scott.
The decision comes after the state Superior Court ruled earlier in the day that jurors could hear testimony about the alleged victim's involvement in a separate sexual assault case in 2003. The defendant in that case was acquitted.
The Centre County district attorney's office says it withdrew the charges because it could no longer meet the burden of proof.
Defense attorney John Karoly said Scott was happy when he heard the news but wonders why the case started in the first place.
The 23-year-old player from Allentown was suspended by Penn State coach Joe Paterno on Oct. 5, citing a violation of team rules. Police charged Scott a week later.

Recent NCAAF Discussions

uconn / smu college hoops on Sat, Feb 2017 by armyranger
Carolina Wise Guy.....What? on Thu, Feb 2017 by Timmy1961
2017 NFL Draft Props on Fri, Feb 2017 by Blade
Handicapping Week 1 on Fri, Feb 2017 by Blade
Blade what time do you get up on Thu, Feb 2017 by Blade

NCAAF Headlines

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail Alabama Favored vs. FSU Week 1 Some of the Week 1 college football lines are starting to trickle out, including the spread for the Florida State versus Alabama matchup...
Thumbnail 2017 Heisman Trophy Odds The 2017 college football season is months away but oddsmakers have already released odds for the Heisman Trophy.

NCAAF Team Pages