Former PSU football recruit arrested, charged

From Mirror, wire reports

UNIVERSITY PARK – One-time Penn State football recruit Zayd Issah was arrested and charged Friday night with felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest and marijuana possession, according to court documents.

He did not post $20,000 bail and was arraigned on Saturday morning. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.

Issah, 18, a linebacker from Harrisburg, was charged with counterfeiting in March, and PSU coach Bill O’Brien pulled his scholarship offer. On national signing day in February, O’Brien had spoken highly of Issah, saying he would have the opportunity to compete for playing time as a true freshman.

“If this is true, he certainly won’t be part of the team,” O’Brien told Saturday afternoon about the latest allegations against Issah.

The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News reported Saturday that a State College Police officer was injured while pursuing Issah. No details about the injury were available.

Issah had recently been placed on a probationary program that would likely have allowed him to avoid a criminal record, according to