Wow. Andrew Quarless, a sophomore tight end coming off an impressive freshman season, and reserve defensive back Willie Harriot were cited for underage drinking a few days ago. Piddly stuff, especially for a guy with no priors. Its only meaning should come in the Fulmer Cup
, in which Penn State now narrowly leads Illinois. I mean, surely this is a few stairs, maybe a ceremonial suspension against Southern Eastern Texas A&T
According to a post published on the Scout.com website FightOnState.com, Penn State tight end Andrew Quarless and reserve defensive back Willie Harriott have been removed from the team.
Great galloping Jebus! How bizarre. Let me count the ways:
- various newspapers (here's another one) citing the newfangled interwebs as a legitimate source,
- various newspapers taking premium, subscription-only info and spreading it willy-nilly, and
- various newspapers kind of getting it wrong.
Not that 3 is a surprise or necessarily their fault, as Mark Brennan, the proprietor of FOS, first posted about the emptying of Quarless and Harriot's lockers and made dark noises about the extreme improbability of their return before clarifying with a less harsh assessment of their chances based on a projected JoePa softening. Which is good, because jettisoning kids for underage drinking whilst simultaneously punishing the organizers of a posse not at all is completely bats. And I like my JoePa only mostly bats.