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PSU's Silas Redd gets disorderly conduct citation for public urination
November 15, 2010 - Cory Giger
Penn State freshman running back Silas Redd was issued a disorderly conduct citation early Monday morning after getting caught urinating in public.
Redd was apprehended near the Agricultural Engineering Building at 4:13 a.m. Monday, a university police spokesman told the Mirror. He was cited and then released.
Redd is enjoying a solid season and recently supplanted Stephfon Green for the second-string tailback spot. He has appeared in nine games, gaining 367 yards on 57 carries and averaging 6.4 yards per attempt. He also has scored one touchdown.
Now, this may sound sexist, and I apologize to any ladies who think I'm being a jerk. But most guys don't see urinating in public as that big of a deal. It happens all the time on golf courses, and pretty much any guy who has ever played golf has done it.
That said, this wasn't a golf course, and a public figure like Redd needs to know better than to put himself in that situation. Joe Paterno may cut him some slack, but he is not going to like that it happened at 4:13 a.m.
Redd will be in the doghouse for a while, but don't count on him missing any playing time. Green got his bell rung Saturday at Ohio State and probably suffered a concussion, so the Lions will need Redd to back up Royster this week against Indiana.
Not trying to defend the kid at all. He should have been in bed but instead caused some embarrassment for himself and a little for the program. But in the grand scheme of things, this isn't the kind of thing that is likely to get him in big trouble.