Players Not Home During Pot Bust, Says Paterno
At an event last night in Arlington, Joe Paterno threw water on the smoldering pot problem that we posted about earlier this week.
Philly.com had a story about the event.
“That’s been blown way out of proportion,” Paterno said at a function with more than 400 Penn State alumni and boosters in the Washington, D.C., area. “It’s a party, and my guys horsing around with marijuana? You know, we test them all the time. And the four kids who were renting the apartment were not in the apartment when the police got in there.”
The Centre Daily Times had a similar story this morning. The reporter talked to the players’ attorney, Tony de Boef.
“I can tell you that they were not home,” De Boef said. “Like a lot of students on campus, they leave their doors unlocked and there were some friends visiting for the Blue-White game. They actually had not been there for several hours.”
Thank god for blogs, right? Without them, this would never have even been a story!