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So Long Chris Bell

And don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out. The Daily Collegian has the details.

Former football player Chris Bell was arrested last night after Penn State Police said he threatened another student with an 8-inch blade during a dispute that yielded no injuries in Pollock Dining Commons.

The former Nittany Lion wide receiver is facing charges of terroristic threats, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, disorderly conduct and harassment.

Interesting that the Collegian is already calling Bell a "former" football player. I think it's safe to say Chris Bell will not be rejoining the team. In fact I think it's safe to say he will probably never set foot on the Penn State campus again. Fight On State identifies the student/teammate/victim as freshman defensive end Devon Still.

It's pretty clear that Chris Bell is a troubled individual and BSD hopes he gets the help he needs. From the moment he stepped on campus there was talk about the five star recruit dogging it through practice and then complaining that he wasn't getting enough playing time. When he got in the game he either ran half speed through his route or ran the wrong route completely. He had lousy hands as he we all saw in his dropped touchdown catch against Wisconsin.

Of course his off the field issues are becoming legendary. He played Chris "Superfly" Bell in the HUB fight reportedly jumping off of tables and kicking people. He got suspended for the spring for academic issues. And now he pulls a knife on a teammate in the dining commons in front of probably a hundred witnesses.

Call me crazy, but I think we'll be better off with this guy off the team. It's time for the coaches and leaders of this team to start cutting out the cancer (no pun intended). The bad news is this leaves a gaping hole on the depth chart for 2009 after Williams, Butler, and Norwood graduate. The good news is we can point out that gaping hole to potential recruits and hopefully get some good ones.