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Matt McGloin, Curtis Drake Reportedly Involved In "Altercation" At Penn State Practice

Penn State's starting quarterback is reportedly "knocked out" by a teammate after practice.

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In a string of tweets Saturday afternoon, Nate Bauer of BWI reported that Penn State quarterback Matthew McGloin and wide receiver Curtis Drake were involved in an "altercation" after the day's practice.

It doesn't appear this was your run-of-the-mill shoving match, either.

Bauer said McGloin was "knocked out" during the course of the altercation and that police had to be called.

Here's Bauer's quick recap via his Twitter account.

To recap from source: Drake/McGloin jawing in practice, Drake initiates making amends in locker room, McGloin takes exception...
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...McGloin punch/shove (unclear), Drake takes him to floor, pop to the chin, McGloin 'lights out.'
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Audrey Snyder of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that McGloin's father is on his way to State College (and notes that McGloin is not in the hospital) while The Daily Collegian's Footblog says a 4:30 p.m. team meeting has been called to address the situation, so it appears everyone involved is taking this seriously. 

McGloin, who assumed Penn State's starting quarterback duties from Rob Bolden in second half of the season, threw for 1,571 yards, eight touchdowns and five interceptions. He started all three games for interim coach Tom Bradley following Joe Paterno's firing.

Drake saw intermittent action in 2011 as he recovered from a leg injury. He had five receptions for 102 yards and a touchdown in addition to running some wildcat packages for the Lions late in the season. 

Stay tuned to SB Nation Pittsburgh for more as this story develops.

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