As previously reported, Penn State linebacker Manny Bowen will not be playing for the Nittany Lions when they take the field against Washington on Saturday in the Fiesta Bowl. However, a new development emerged on Tuesday, as 247Sports.com reported that Bowen is no longer with the program.
According to the report, a Penn State spokesperson confirmed that Bowen is no longer with the team. Bowen did not play in Penn State’s final three games of the regular season against Rutgers, Nebraska and Maryland due to a violation of team rules, according to the report.
Despite missing the the final few games of the season, Bowen was a key cog in Penn State’s defense through the team’s first 9 games. In those games, he recorded 51 tackles. In addition, he compiled 1.5 sacks and forced one fumble.
Prior to the news breaking about Bowen, it was reported that Penn State wide receiver Irvin Charles is also no longer a part of the program.
“Manny Bowen and Irvin Charles are no longer members of the Penn State football team due to a violation of team rules,” a team spokesperson confirmed in the 247Sports.com article. “We appreciate their contributions to the program and wish them success in the future.”