Year 41 of the Joe Paterno Era appears to be off to a rough and tumble start. Police in State College are sorting out an "apartment assault" early Sunday morning that allegedly involves several members of the Penn State team.
No charges have been filed but residents of the apartment told the Daily Collegian they plan on pressing charges.
A "street confrontation" appears to have started the incident, which police say "led to the trespass and assault." A Penn State student who hosted the party told the Centre Daily Times that he denied entrance to several of the men, but then 10 or more appeared and "pushed their way in" and the assaults began.
The party host, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told the men to " 'Leave, leave, leave.' They just walked right in. They were pushing people out of the way. These guys were huge. I was being held back in the hallway by some dude who was huge."
He said "two kids" seated on stools at the bar in the apartment's main room "got the worst of it." One was struck on the head with a bottle, he said, and another got a swollen, black-and-blue eye. Another person was kicked in the head as he lay "in the fetal position" on the floor, and two others were punched in the face. He said the intrusion lasted "like three minutes" and then the intruders departed. Thanks to Kevin of We Are Penn State.