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SIX NITTANY LIONS FACE FELONY CHARGES

Felony charges have been filed against six members of the Penn State football team in connection with an April 1 incident in which several people pushed their way into an apartment at 646 E. College Ave. and an altercation ensued.

The players are awaiting arraignment this morning, and a news conference to further explain the charges is taking place at this time. According to criminal complaints filed with District Judge Carmine Prestia, the players charged are:

• Anthony P. Scirrotto, 20, a junior safety from West Deptford, N.J., who led the Nittany Lions last year with six interceptions. He is charged with burglary, criminal trespass, and criminal solicitation, all felonies, simple assault and criminal solicitation, both misdemeanors, and summary harassment.

• Chris I. Baker, 19, a junior-sophomore defensive tackle from Windsor, Conn., who was expected to earn more playing time this season with the departures of two starters from last year. He is charged with burglary and criminal trespass, both felonies, as well as misdemeanor charges of simple assault, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct, and a summary charge of harassment.

• Jerome A. Hayes, 20, a junior-sophomore linebacker from Bayonne, N.J., was expected to be a challenger for a starting assignment. He is charged with criminal trespass, a felony, disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, and a summary charge of harassment.

• Justin King, 19, a junior standout cornerback from Pittsburgh who was a 2006 second-team All-Big Ten pick. He is charged with criminal trespass, a felony, disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, and a summary charge of harassment.

• Tyrell A. Sales, 21, a junior linebacker from Butler who earned Academic All-Big Ten honors the past two years. He is charged with criminal trespass, a felony, disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, and a summary charge of harassment.

• Lydell R. Sargeant, 20, a junior cornerback from Lompoc, Calif., who went to grades three through nine at Gateway School District near Pittsburgh, where he was a classmate of King’s. He is charged with criminal trespass, a felony, disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, and a summary charge of harassment.