Quarless Charged With DUI

Andrew Quarless.

Penn State tight end has been indefinitely suspended from the team due to the incident.

Earlier this week, FightOnState.com broke the news that Penn State junior tight end Andrew Quarless was dealing with an unspecified legal issued related to underage drinking.

On Thursday, the issue in question became specified. According to the Centre Daily Times, Quarless has been charged with DUI, DUI as a minor, failing to obey traffic signals and underage drinking after being stopped by State College police for allegedly running a red light at 2:54 a.m. Sunday morning.

The criminal complaint against the 19-year-old was filed Thursday.

FOS reported Quarless' pending legal issues Tuesday. That night, Penn State announced that he had been suspended from the program indefinitely for an unspecified violation of team rules.

The criminal complaint said Quarless was driving a white BMW when he was pulled over. Multiple sources have told FOS that the car did not belong to him, but rather a friend he was with late Saturday night.

Quarless was briefly suspended from the team late last summer after receiving an underage drinking citation. He was held out of the first two games of the 2007 season before returning to action.

After a promising rookie campaign, Quarless suffered through a sophomore slump. He caught only 14 passes for 205 yards and two scores. Both TDs came in a blowout of Buffalo. He caught a total of four passes in PSU's final six games.

Penn State has recruited well at tight end the past few years. A team source said the staff does not expect to move any other position players to tight end while Quarless is out.

PSU begins spring practice March 24.

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