McDonald Charged With DUI

It remains unclear how the situation will impact the senior wide receiver's status with the Penn State football team.

According to papers filed in Centre Country Monday, Penn State senior receiver James McDonald has been charged with DUI.

The date of the alleged infraction is not listed on the criminal docket report.

But the report indicated that the alleged infraction took place in State College Boro. The arresting officer was a member of the State College police force.

According to the report, McDonald has a blood alcohol level of between .08 and .10 at the time he was pulled over.

A summons was issued Monday and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 19.

A source close to the Penn State football program said most of the coaches will be away on vacation until the middle of this week. The source said to the best of his knowledge, the staff was waiting to hear all of the facts associated with the case before making a decision on McDonald's future with the program.

A fifth-year senior, McDonald has seen limited action to this point of his career. He had five catches for 72 yards in 2008.


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