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Chris Bell Is a Big Crocodile Dundee Fan

Apr 8, 2008 – 10:45 AM
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Brian Cook

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Chris Bell was a highly touted recruit and promising freshman whose sophomore season was derailed by misbehavior. He is also bats. Full-on bats.

For example, the most prominent but far from only incident of mishbehavior last year was Bell delivering a Macho Man Randy Savage flying elbow to some civilian during an epic brawl Penn State bloggers refer to as "the HUB fight." History is silent on whether Bell instructed his victim to SNAP INTO A SLIM JIM OOOOH YEAH afterwards.

That's hard to top, but it looks like Bell's done it:
Former football player Chris Bell was arrested last night after Penn State Police said he threatened another student with an 8-inch blade during a dispute that yielded no injuries in Pollock Dining Commons.
That's not a knife! This is a knife! Except, yeah, an eight-inch knife is pretty much a knife at all times even in Australia.

With Bell already suspended from the team for an array of issues including the aforementioned flying elbow and academic problems -- thus the "former" in the quote above -- everyone is writing Bell's Penn State obituary, which would make him the first kid to actually get booted from the team since Anthony Scirroto rounded up a posse and got his unlawful trespass on, ushering an era of misbehavior more traditionally associated with Miami or Tennessee than Penn State.

How much does this hurt the Nittany Lions? Moderately. PSU's three leading receivers return but are seniors, and after Bell's class Penn State has had severe difficulty attracting skill position players. He would have been the #1 option in 2009.
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