Penn State Scandal: Quarterback Rob Bolden Released From Scholarship

Penn State quarterback Rob Bolden had been trying to leave the Nittany Lions since he was a freshman playing under the late Joe Paterno. Now a junior, and in the wake of the recent Penn State football scandal, Bolden has been granted a release from his scholarship and will transfer after reportedly visiting LSU in Baton Rouge over the weekend.

By Sunday evening, Bolden's name was removed from the Penn State roster.

The Altoona Mirror has more on Bolden's time in Happy Valley:

In 2010, the highly touted recruit became the first true freshman quarterback to start a season opener at PSU in 100 years. He suffered a concussion midway through the season and started one more game before losing his job to Matt McGloin.

Bolden's play was frequently frustrating, but he'll now get a chance to see if he can do better under different circumstances.

For more on Penn State athletics, head over to Black Shoe Diaries. For more on everything surrounding the Penn State scandal and sanctions, stick with our StoryStream.

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