Two Penn State Players Suspended for Rose Bowl

PASADENA, Calif. (EYT) – Penn State junior wide receiver Saeed Blacknall and sophomore linebacker Manny Bowen have been suspended for the Rose Bowl Game Jan. 2 and won’t play, the university announced in a statement Thursday.

(Photo: Manny Bowen, No. 43, makes a tackle against Temple early in the season. Photo by Paul Burdick. Check out more of Burdick’s work here)

The statement said the duo, who made the trip to California with the team, were suspended due to violation of team rules.

Bowen, a starter, is tied for fourth on the team in tackles with 68 including a pair of sacks.

Blacknall is the team’s sixth-leading receiver with 15 catches for 347 yards and three touchdowns. He was coming off a career-game in the Big Ten Title game victory over Wisconsin where he caught six passes for 155 yards and two touchdowns.

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