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Penn State Football

October 19, 2010

Penn State's Sean Stanley charged with misdemeanor

STATE COLLEGE — Penn State defensive end Sean Stanley has been charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession.

University police say the 19-year-old sophomore was charged Monday with having a small amount of marijuana stemming from a police call to his on-campus apartment in late September.

Stanley had eight tackles over the first four games before being held out the last two, starting with the October 2 loss at Iowa. Coach Joe Paterno had declined comment, citing school policy.

A team spokesman said Tuesday that Stanley returned to practice last week, though he was not listed on the depth chart for the Nittany Lions' next game Saturday at Minnesota.

A preliminary hearing for Stanley was scheduled for Nov. 17.

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