One more counterfeiting scheme uncovered and this Nittany Lion will turn this car right around, do you hear it? (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
The Big Ten, we are often told by Big Ten types, just Expects More out of its member schools, as do the schools themselves from their student athletes. So since Penn State is an academically well-regarded member of the Leaders Division, it should come as no surprise that it attracts the kind of prospective student who's hardwired for overachieving -- even when it comes to criminal acts.
Where your average recruit making the police blotter in a conference of lesser renown would turn up there for unpaid parking tickets or underage beer purchases, Nittany Lions prospect Zayd Issah is facing felony forgery and misdemeanor theft charges for "an alleged scheme to pass counterfeit money at a local McDonald's restaurant," is what we're saying. As of this writing, there has been no public comment by Bill O'Brien regarding Issah's future, if any, with the Nittany Lions.
For those of you scoring at home, this makes the second time this offseason that felonies have been committed by current or future college football players in the name of free snacks.