2 Penn State players face alcohol charges

July 30, 2009 11:20:02 AM PDT
A backup Penn State offensive lineman and an incoming freshman recruit are in trouble with the law. State College police charged senior Ako Poti with two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence in connection with a July 17 traffic stop. The 22-year-old Poti also faces a summary violation of disregarding a traffic lane.

Poti sat out last season as a redshirt and saw little playing time in 2007. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 2.

Incoming freshman linebacker Glenn Carson was cited Wednesday by university police for public drunkeness and underage drinking in connection with a July 25 incident.

Last week reserve receiver James McDonald was kicked off the team following a DUI charge.

Preseason practice begins Aug. 10.

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