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Penn State LB Abdul Carter Charged with Misdemeanor Marijuna Possession

Photo by Matt Lynch, Nittany Sports Now: Abdul Carter

Penn State linebacker Abdul Carter has been charged with a misdemeanor for possession of marijuana. This stems from an incident at a campus dorm last month, according to a report by Johnstown’s WJAC.

Per the police report, Penn State police were sent to the Nittany Apartments for a fire alarm evacuation.

According to authorities, further investigation showed that what set of the fire alarm was Carter smoking marijuana in his dorm room.

Police also said that Carter admitted to using the drug and gave the bag of drugs to officers.

Online court records say that, as of Tuesday, Carter has been charged with one count of marijuana-small amount for personal use.

Carter is one of college football’s best linebackers. As a true freshman last season, it didn’t take long for Carter to become one of Penn State’s best defensive players. He was ejected on the first defensive play of his college career Week 1 at Purdue on a Thursday night.

But Carter quickly overcame that and showed the college football world what he is capable of doing on the field.

He finished the season with the team lead in sacks (6.5), tackles for loss (10.5) and finished second in solo tackles (36). He was one of four finalists for the Shaun Alexander Freshman of the Year Award.

As good as Carter was in 2022, he’s put that behind him.

“I did what I did in the past, and that’s in the past,” Carter told NSN at Penn State’s second-year player media availability in February. “But what can I do in the future? What can I do right now to get more?”

Carter’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for next month. Penn State responded to WJAC 6 News when asked for comment.

“We are aware of the charges against Abdul Carter,” PSU Athletics said. “These alleged actions to not reflect the values and standards of our program and will be addressed. We will not comment any further as this is an ongoing legal matter.”

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