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Penn State Quarterback Hospitalized After Locker Room Fight

Dec. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin suffered a seizure in a locker room fight with teammate Curtis Drake, USA Today reported, citing McGloin’s father.

Paul McGloin said his son was resting comfortably in his apartment after being treated at Mount Nittany Medical Center earlier today, according to the newspaper.

University police were called to the team’s locker room to investigate a report of a fight between the two players after practice, the school said in a statement on its website. The school didn’t provide further details.

Campus police and Penn State’s Office of Judicial Affairs will investigate the incident and report results as they would for any other student involved in an incident on campus, the school said.

The fight is the latest incident surrounding the Penn State football program, which is still reeling from the arrest of former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky on sexual assault charges and the firing of long-time head coach Joe Paterno.

Athletic Director Tim Curley and Gary Schultz, the school’s former vice president, will face trial for perjury and failing to report that assistant coach Mike McQueary told them he saw Sandusky molesting a boy in 2002.

Curley and Schultz, who remain free on $75,000 unsecured bail, denied the charges.

Sandusky, 67, has been charged with more than 40 counts stemming from the alleged sexual abuse of 10 boys. He waived his preliminary hearing this week and prosecutors said his case will proceed to trial. Sandusky, under home confinement on $250,000 bail, denies the charges.

Caroline Roberto, Curley’s lawyer, said her client will be acquitted at trial.

The 23rd-ranked Nittany Lions (9-3) face 17th-ranked Houston in the TicketCity Bowl on Jan. 2 in Dallas.

To contact the reporter on this story: Michael Buteau in Atlanta at mbuteau@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net

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