Bell Facing Multiple Charges
Chris Bell.
Chris Bell.

Posted Apr 8, 2008


Suspended receiver accused of brandishing a cooking knife at a teammate early Monday evening. Tuesday, Penn State announced he was permanently kicked off the team.

Pat Boland of ESPN Radio 1450 obtained the police report on the incident involving Penn State recevier Chris Bell that we broke yesterday. Here is some of what it said:

• Penn State police responded to an incident at Pollock Dining Hall at 6:28 p.m. Monday. This is the site of the Penn State football team's training table.

• Witnesses says former Penn State receiver Chris Bell ("former" according the report) approached current player Devon Still. The report said the two had words over a cell phone cover, and Bell eventually pulled a Good Cook steel knife from one of his sleeves. The knife had an eight inch blade and was 12 inches in length overall. It had a black handle.

• Assistant coaches Mike McQueary, Dick Anderson and Kermitt Buggs quickly intervened to restrain Bell. They took the knife he had been brandishing, and Buggs led Bell out of the room. On the way out, Bell shouted he had more knives and a gun "up here." This is all according to the police report.

• Bell turned himself in to police later. He was taken to jail and now faces multiple charges: terroristic threats, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, disorderly conduct and harassment.

• As of Tuesday morning, Bell remaining in jail pending the posting of $50,000 bail. The bail was later reduced to "supervised bail," according to the Centre Daily Times. Bell was released from Centre County Jail at about 1:30 p.m., according to the paper.

Bell was suspended from the Penn State football team in February for breaking unspecified team rules. But he remained on scholarship.

Tuesday morning, Penn State athletics released the following statement on Bell: "Chris Bell, who had been previously suspended from team activities, is permanently removed from the team and will not be re-considered to be a part of the team in the future."

There was no further comment.

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