Thursday, December 4, 2008

Penn State mascot suspended

The legal woes that have plagued the Penn State football team over the past 2 years have now extended to its mascot.

James Sheep of Chambersburg, Pa., who plays the Nittany Lion, was suspended Thursday for violating team rules, a week and a half after being charged with DUI.

According to the Associated Press, the university says Sheep will not participate in school events or attend the Rose Bowl game or events. Penn State cheerleading coach Curt White says Sheep will resume his duties in the new year.

University police say Sheep was pulled over on campus around 3:15 a.m. on Nov. 22, hours before Penn State's game against Michigan State. He was later charged with DUI and summary traffic violations.

The school says another member of the cheerleading squad will serve as mascot until Sheep returns.

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