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Charges Filed Against Penn State Football Player

Authorities with the State College Police Department say charges of simple assault and criminal mischief have reportedly been filed against Penn State football tight end Theodore “Theo” Johnson following an alleged altercation earlier this year.

According to the affidavit, police were called to a residence along East Prospect Ave., on Feb. 11th, for a report of a fight.

Police say the male victim claimed that he was “punched” in the face by another man, later identified as Johnson, after the man refused to leave a party that the residents were hosting.

Authorities say multiple witnesses at the home stated that Johnson was a player on the Penn State University football team, and police say the victim was able to identify Johnson from the university’s athletics website.

Police say the victim was treated at Mount Nittany Medical Center for a reported concussion.

Investigators noted that they later reviewed surveillance video from the home that reportedly showed Johnson and the victim arguing, prior to the victim being struck in the face.

6 News reached out to the university and its athletic department for comment.

“We are aware of the charges against Theo Johnson. These alleged actions do not reflect the values and standards of our program and will be addressed. We will not comment any further as this is an ongoing legal matter.”

Johnson is entering his junior season at Penn State and appeared in 11 games in 2022.

According to online court records, a preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 24th.

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