Penn State Star Linebacker Abdul Carter Arrested For Marijuana Possession

Penn State linebacker Abdul Carter

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Penn State sophomore linebacker Abdul Carter is well-known for what he does on the field. But. he’s in the news for the wrong reasons after it was reported he has been arrested for misdemeanor marijuana possession, according to reports.

Carter was a Freshman All-American last season as a true freshman. And, Penn State would not have had a great 11-2 season culminating in a Rose Bowl win over Utah.

Considering he was a relatively unheralded recruit, his great freshman season came as a huge surprise. Abdul Carter finished the 2022 season with 56 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, and 6.5 sacks as an off-ball linebacker. Carter and LSU’s Harold Perkins were probably the two best freshman linebackers in America last year in terms of getting after the passer.

He made his presence felt in Penn State’s 38-15 win over West Virginia last Saturday, as the preseason All-American had a TFL and a sack.

But, he was in the news Wednesday for the wrong reasons, as it was revealed that Abdul Carter was arrested for misdemeanor marijuana possession. Here’s more from WJAC in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Penn State University police have charged Nittany Lions’ star linebacker Abdul Carter with misdemeanor marijuana possession following an incident at a campus dormitory last month.

Police say on August 8th, university police was dispatched to the Nittany Apartments for a fire alarm activation.

Authorities say further investigation determined that the fire alarm had been activated by Carter smoking marijuana in his dorm room.

Police say Carter openly admitted to using marijuana and willing surrendered a baggie of the drugs to officers.

According to online court records, Carter was charged Tuesday with one count of marijuana-small amount for personal use.

6 News reached out to the university’s athletics department for comment and received the following response.

“We are aware of the charges against Abdul Carter. These alleged actions do not reflect the values and standards of our program and will be addressed. We will not comment any further as this is an ongoing legal matter.”

Thankfully for Penn State fans, he was participating in practice. With the incident taking place a month ago, it seems as if the situation has already likely been addressed by head coach James Franklin.

After practice, Franklin would not comment on the situation.

The 7th-ranked Nittany Lions take on Delaware on Saturday.