Zayd Issah, an erstwhile highly touted linebacker in the 2013 Penn State recruiting class, has accepted a favorable plea offer, which will spare him a violent felony conviction and additional jail time. During Arts Fest in downtown State College last summer, Issah was involved in an altercation with police, leading to two counts of aggravated assault on police officers, one count of simple assault, five counts of resisting arrest and one count of possession of small amount of marijuana for personal use. Pursuant to the plea agreement accepted by Judge Pamela A. Ruest of the Centre County Court of Common Pleas, Issah pled guilty to simple assault, resisting arrest and possession of a small amount of marijuana for a sentence of five days to 23.5 months. Issah previously served five days before posting bail, so he will serve additional jail time in this case only if he violates parole.
The recent talk of Nittany Nation has been the multiple counts of forgery and theft by deception lodged against highly touted LB recruit Zayd Issah on March 10, 2013, in Dauphin County. Issah and his friends allegedly tried to pass counterfeit bills at the North Front Street McDonald's and other fast food joints around Harrisburg. Issah is already 18, so he has been charged as an adult.