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In the words of Vince Lombardi, "What the hell is going on out there?" Apparently spring is in the air and college athletes are feeling a little frisky. And Penn State point guard Stanley Pringle knows how to charm the ladies.

Penn State Police confirmed yesterday that they have filed charges against Nittany Lions basketball player Stanley Pringle in an incident involving public masturbation that occurred last Thursday in Pattee Library.

Police said Pringle, the team's point guard, sat behind the victim in the stacks section of the library, attempted to start a conversation with the woman and began masturbating. Police have filed charges of public lewdness and disorderly conduct against him in connection to the incident, but Centre County District Judge Jonathan Grine, who is out of the office, was unable to sign the criminal complaint as of 2 p.m. today. Without the signed complaint, Pringle cannot be formally arrested.

Program insiders are saying hold off on judgment in this until all the facts come out. And it looks like the athletic department is backing him up.

Sports Information Director Brian Siegrist confirmed that charges were filed against Pringle yesterday, but denied Pringle's involvement in the masturbation incident. Siegrist said Pringle's status with the basketball team remains unchanged.

So BSD is not calling for his removal from the team...yet. But this is damn funny unless your name is synonymous with a popular snack food.

On second thought, you can have him

You know, as I was looking at the depth chart at safety the other day I was really wishing Spencer Ridenhour had decided to stick around rather than transfer to the University of Massachusetts. Yeah, now, well, not so much.

A University of Massachusetts football player is now facing charges of open and gross lewdness following an incident reported near Smith College last Tuesday.

Northampton police arrested Belchertown resident and UMass junior sociology major Spencer Sinclair Ridenhour, 22, after a female jogger reported seeing a man staring at her and masturbating from a parked car on Elm Street.

According to police, the woman claimed she approached the man because she thought he needed assistance, and that he exposed himself before driving away.

Ridenhour, of White Plains, NY, is also facing charges stemming from another incident earlier the same day. In the first, a Smith student reported being assaulted by an unidentified male who allegedly grabbed her buttocks in the quadrangle off of Paradise Street, according to the Smith College Public Safety Department. This was reported last Tuesday at roughly 8:30 p.m., about 30 minutes before the Elm Street incident.

UMass police apprehended Ridenhour Thursday afternoon following information given in a report from another young woman who claimed she saw a male driver masturbate while driving by her at a PVTA bus stop on Orchard Hill Drive.

"She got a very good description of him, and the model and make of the car," UMass Deputy Police Chief Patrick Archbald told the Daily Hampshire Gazette. "He was masturbating while driving. I imagine he was driving very slowly."

Holy cripes. Even if I'm stranded in the middle of the desert with no food or water and I have to get to civilization quickly in order to save the free world, I am absolutely not getting in Spencer Ridenhour's car. But in the off chance you find yourself bumming a ride off of him I suggest you not open the glove box. Those tissues are probably already used.