Penn State tight end dismissed from team after assault, harassment charges
After being suspended indefinitely, Penn State elected to make Brent Wilkerson’s ban a permanent one.
The program announced on Thursday that Wilkerson was kicked off the team following assault and harassment charges from a February incident.
“Brent Wilkerson is no longer a member of the Penn State football team due to a violation of team rules,” a PSU statement said. “We appreciate Brent’s contributions to the program and wish him success in the future.”
According to Pennlive.com, Wilkerson waived his formal arraignment last week, and the next court date in the case is set for July.
He had six catches for 39 yards as a junior in 2015, but was not a part of the team’s spring game two weeks ago because of his indefinite suspension.
Wilkerson was the third significant loss at tight end for the Lions this offseason. Kyle Carter graduated and former four-star recruit Adam Breneman retired from football after dealing with chronic knee injuries.
The Lions do return upperclassmen Mike Gesicki and Tom Pancoast, but no other tight end on Penn State’s roster has a varsity letter.