FightOnState.com has learned that Penn State backup linebacker Bani Gbadyu did not make the trip to Los Angeles for the Rose Bowl due to academic issues.
We were not able to ascertain the exact nature of the academic problems. But multiple team sources confirmed that Gbadyu did not make the trip.
A redshirt sophomore, Gbadyu finished the 2008 regular season listed as a second-team outside linebacker behind starter Navorro Bowman. But he played all three linebacker spots during the season, as well as special teams, and finished with 25 tackles, including three in the backfield.
We will have more on this story as information comes in.