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Youngstown State players hit with firearms charges


The Youngstown State football team will be likely losing two of their players in the near future. Two Penguins were hit with firearms charges after they were arrested early Sunday morning.

WKBN in Youngstown, Ohio reported that Casimier Mitchell and Lee Wright were arrested Sunday morning after police heard gunshots fired at a parking deck near campus.

Both men were charged with improper handling of a firearm.

No details on the incident have been released other than Mitchell being initially charged and Wright being charged hours later. The pair of players were seen riding away from the scene just minutes after the officer heard the shots.

Mitchell, a running back, was just a freshman for the Penguins during the 2015 season and did not see much action. Wright, on the other hand, was one of the team’s leading linebackers last year and should play a key role going into this season if he doesn’t face any serious punishment.

He recorded 78 tackles, 9.5 for loss, and 5.5 sacks last season.

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    Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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