Penn State: Mascot dismissed for rule violation

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - November 2, 2010

Penn State assistant athletic director Jeff Nelson says cheerleading coach Curtis White is confirming the dismissal of mascot Clint Gyory. Nelson declined further comment Tuesday. Gyory did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

Officials said earlier that police in State College, Pa., had issued underage drinking, public drunkenness and criminal mischief citations to Gyory on Aug. 1. White said in a statement at the time that Gyory regretted his actions, but would be suspended for the month of September. The department said someone else would wear the costume at games and other events.

Another student who played the mascot was suspended for the 2009 Rose Bowl against Southern California after a DUI charge.

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