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Charges against Penn State player dismissed

| Thursday, March 20, 2008

Charges against a Penn State football player arrested following a St. Patrick's Day weekend celebration in Station Square were withdrawn or dismissed today.

Tyrell Alexander Sales, 22, a Butler Area High School graduate, was charged with defiant trespass and disorderly conduct after police were called Saturday night for a disturbance at Margarita Mama's.

The defiant trespass charge was withdrawn by prosecutors at a Pittsburgh Municipal Court hearing.

A magisterial district judge dismissed the disorderly conduct charge.

Sales, an outside linebacker, will be a fifth-year senior this fall when he is expected to be one of nine returning defensive starters.

He is a marketing major and two-time Academic All-American.

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