PENN STATE RB CHARGED: Suspended Penn State running back Austin Scott is charged with raping a woman at his campus apartment after meeting her at a bar.
Scott was arraigned Friday on charges of rape, sexual assault and two counts of aggravated indecent assault, all felonies, in connection with the Oct. 5 encounter. According to court papers, Scott told investigators the woman did not initially want to have sex.
Scott declined to comment as he left the courtroom Friday.
"The interaction he had with the woman involved was consensual, and we anticipate we will be able to prove that in court," Scott's attorney, Joseph Amendola, said. "Very optimistic. We're looking forward to the opportunity of establishing his innocence."
LB PLEADS GUILTY: Former Louisville linebacker Willie Williams, dismissed from the team after being charged with marijuana possession, pleaded guilty Friday to the misdemeanor.
Williams' attorney, Grant Helman, said other charges, including a felony offense of tampering with physical evidence for allegedly trying to eat the marijuana before police found it, were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.