Saturday, August 29, 2015

Green back with Penn State?

After not being with the team for undisclosed reasons, running back Stephfon Green might be back with the Nittany Lions.

Green back with Penn State?

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After not being with the team for undisclosed reasons, running back Stephfon Green might be back with the Nittany Lions. Green tweeted from his personal account (@sgreezy21) late Thursday night: “Just glad everything worked out and im back with my team!!.” Wide receiver Derek Moye (@dmoye6) retweeted Green’s post and added, “You and everyone on the squad.” 

Lions247.com reported early Friday morning that Green has been reinstated by coach Joe Paterno, but Penn State has yet to comment. The fifth-year senior is still not listed on Penn State’s roster.

Just 10 days ago at Penn State’s media day, Paterno said he doubted Green would be back with the team. 

“Stephfon has had some problems with me and right now I think for the benefit and especially the good of the football team, it might be better if he backs away right now,” Paterno said on Aug. 16.

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The 5-foot-10, 198 pound back has 1,085 career rushing yards over his three years at Penn State and had been battling for the starting job with sophomore Silas Redd. If Green is back with the team, it remains to be seen what role he will play. Once a player is in Paterno’s infamous doghouse, it’s not easy to get out.

--Jake Kaplan

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About this blog
Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be Erin McCarthy, an intern for The Inquirer and a junior at Penn State majoring in print and digital journalism. This is Erin's first season on the Penn State football beat. She previously spent two summers as an Inquirer summer intern on the Pennsylvania and South Jersey desks. She is also an editor for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A Delaware County native, Erin graduated from Episcopal Academy.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

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