Parsons then punched Humphries in the face with a close fist, grabbed hold of his neck and began choking him, the filing claims. "But in order for me to grow and not lose the passion that I have for football and for everything that I value, I unfortunately will be transferring from this place.". The lawsuit claims that assistant coach Terry Smith, after being told about the hazing and threats from Luketa responded by telling Humphries he needed to stop acting as if he was affluent, refined and sophisticated. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. He also claims to have evidence of being victimized by Gross-Matos on Feb. 18, 2018, in the Beaver Hall room of a female student-athlete and of another football player being hazed and harassed by Barber on March 29, 2018, in the Lasch Building. Seeking his removal from the football program with a medical retirement option. During a meeting in the Lasch building with Franklin and members of his staff two days later, the coach is alleged to have told Humphries “you should have just gotten your ass beat and not pulled a knife.”. The Penn State football program may be in hot water again. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser. Judge Matthew W. Brann had threatened to dismiss the case if an amended complaint was not filed by Friday that addressed defects in the earlier complaints. The accused participants stated they intended to … Only Barber is a defendant in the case. Players Micah Parsons, Yetur Gross-Matos and Jesse Luketa are named as parties in the lawsuit; they are not among the defendants. The suit named as parties three other players — linebacker Micah Parsons, defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos and linebacker Jesse Luketa. During his only autumn at Penn State in 2018, Humphries said he and other underclassmen were frequently targeted for hazing acts that simulated sexual assault. Penn State football coach James Franklin allegedly forced defensive back Isaiah Humphries out of the program after he reported violent, sexual hazing by other members of the … Humphries, who transferred to the University of California after the 2018 season, says in the lawsuit that he has “record evidence” documenting that he was victimized by Parsons on March 26, 2018 in the Morgan Academic Center on campus. "I have made many friends here that I will dearly miss and It's going to be hard to leave them here," according to a statement on Humphries' verified Twitter page on Nov. 28, 2018. Joe Hermitt | HARHAR. Allegations of violent hazing made by former Penn State football player Isaiah Humphries against some of this teammates in 2018, for example, were not included in Penn State’s state-mandated … Marino says the father of his client, Leonard Humphries, notified the Penn State coaches of the hazing and that no action was taken at the time of those complaints. A former Penn State football player is accusing coach James Franklin and his staff of ignoring violent, sexual hazing on the team. District Attorney Bernie Cantorna said evidence given to his department regarding the Penn State hazing allegations didn't "meet the high threshold … Humphries, a former Penn State player who left the school in December of 2018 and transferred to the University of California, sued Penn State in January, alleging he was subject to hazing … Defensive lineman Yetur Gross-Matos and linebackers Micah Parsons and Jesse Luketa were also named in the lawsuit, which was filed on Monday. Penn State was rocked by the Jerry Sandusky scandal in 2011 and 2012, when the former assistant coach to legendary head coach Joe Paterno was arrested and convicted for a string of sexual assaults against young boys. Isaiah Humphries, pictured playing for the California in 2019, said he was subjected to hazing and harassment while at Penn State. Isaiah Humphries makes the allegations in an amended complaint — his third — that was filed Friday in U.S. Middle District Court in his lawsuit against the university, coach James Franklin and former teammate Damion Barber. Wrestled them down and simulating a humping action while on top of them. A former Penn State football player is suing the University -- claiming star players violently hazed younger players... and made sexual threats invoking noted child rapist Jerry Sandusky. By Justin Heinze , Patch Staff Jan 15, 2020 10:02 a m ET He alleges in the complaint that Barber, Parsons, Gross-Matos did the following to him and certain other players: Humphries claims he was referred to as “this is Jerry” in reference to former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky who was convicted of child sex abuse. "This is a family with a football pedigree," Marino said. A football player who transferred from Penn State claims in a lawsuit filed Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, against the university, and head coach James Franklin, that … Unfairly scrutinizing his athletic performance. A … Please support high-quality local journalism. Penn State releases statement amidst allegations of hazing by former player Dustin Schutte | 11 months ago Penn State University has released an official statement after it was reported that a former player filed a lawsuit against head coach James Franklin and an ex-teammate for a hazing incident that occurred at the Lasch Building. One of the players would place a "penis on the buttocks of the lower classmen and stroke his genitalia, simulating the action of ejaculation," among other acts alleged in the lawsuit. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. Isaiah Humphries looks on during the Penn State Elite IV camp on July 14, 2017. Humphries accuses Franklin and the coaching staff of retaliating against him for reporting the hazing by: The new court filing says the following incident occurred on March 26, 2018: Humphries was awakened by Parsons throwing water on him in the Morgan Academic Center and responded by throwing a bottle of Gatorade back.