Thursday, December 25, 2014

Maybin up, Bowman down

Best friends and former roommates, Aaron Maybin and Navorro Bowman are seemingly going in opposite directions. Maybin is preparing to be a No. 1 pick in this weekend's draft, while Bowman's future is again in jeopardy.

Maybin up, Bowman down

Best friends and former roommates, Aaron Maybin and Navorro Bowman are seemingly going in opposite directions. Maybin is preparing to be a No. 1 pick in this weekend's draft, while Bowman's future is again in jeopardy.

Here's this morning's story on Maybin as the draft approaches. The defensive end has amazing physical tools, but some scouts are cautious about his off-season weight increase. Bowman, meanwhile, had his probation extended another year after he admitted to marijuana use. Bowman, the Lions leading tackler last season, was already on probation after he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in connection to an on-campus fight in Oct. 2007.

Bowman has been one of Penn State's starting outside linebackers this spring, but his status for the rest of the session is unclear. More than likely, he'll sit out Saturday's Blue-White game and be suspended through the summer. Former linebacker Tyrell Sales also waived a hearing for a March DUI charge.

And in other news, Penn State was fined by the Rose Bowl for not adhering to media rules before and after its game with Southern Cal on Jan. 1. Coach Joe Paterno skipped a mandatory pre-game interview with ABC and he didn't open the team locker room to reporters after the 38-24 loss to the Trojans.

All in all, a good day for the program.

 

 

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 John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

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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