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Penn State Football Linebacker Abdul Carter Charged With Marijuana Possession

Update, 9:30 p.m.

According to court documents, Penn State Police were dispatched to Carter’s residence in Nittany Apartments around 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday, August 8, because of a fire alarm alert. Police then discovered the alarm was triggered by Carter smoking marijuana in his room.

Carter freely admitted to the unlawful possession and provided the officer with the substance, which later tested positive for THC.

Original Story:

Penn State football linebacker Abdul Carter was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana Tuesday, according to police reports. The sophomore was discovered with marijuana by Penn State Police on August 8.

Per the Banks Law Group, the charge carries a maximum jail sentence of 30 days or a maximum fine of $500. Carter’s preliminary hearing is set for October 4.

The Nittany Lion linebacker was a standout for the team in 2022 and earned starting reps before the season’s end. He finished the season with 56 total tackles, including 10.5 tackles for loss, and 6.5 sacks. Against West Virginia, Carter made just one tackle, a sack for an 11-yard loss.

“We are aware of the charges against Abdul Carter,” a Penn State Athletics spokesperson told Onward State. “These alleged actions do not reflect the values and standards of our program and will be addressed. We will not comment any further as this is an ongoing legal matter.”

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