State College police respond to former PSU football player’s allegations of drug war cover-up


Former Penn State football player Harry Hamilton is allowed on State College Area School District property after District Judge Carmine Prestia modified his bail. Hamilton, who is charged with a felony count of burglary and criminal trespassing, has two sons in the school district.

He waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Wednesday after initially indicating he would ask for a continuance. Hamilton, 55, said he was going to represent himself in the case, but told Prestia he has not practiced personal law. When the two attempted to clarify the situation, Prestia discovered that Hamilton’s license was inactive, according to the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board.

The former two-time Academic All-American and 8-year professional in the NFL also asked for a modification on a no-contact order, which was denied by Prestia.

The modification that was granted will allow him on school grounds. Hamilton said in court papers that he would like to attend school-related events for his children.

By: Bret Pallotto, Centre Daily Times